For their final stop, the royal couple visited Te Papaiouru marae de Rotorua, a sacred gathering house in Polynesian societies, where they took part in a traditional Maori welcome ceremony called pōwhiri. Harry's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, had visited the same place on a tour in 1953.
Prince Harry and Meghan were endowed with traditional Maori capes, called Korowai, by the Te Arawa people. The mantle of the Duchess of Sussex, which was covered with a blue dress by Stella McCartney, was designed specifically for her and incorporated elements of her life, such as her real status, her pregnancy and her roots in the sunlight of California.
Inside the meeting room, Prince Harry began a speech in Te Reo, the Maori language, to applaud the crowd.
"Excuse me if I turn to English," he said before praising the young New Zealanders who are "using their talents to preserve and promote the Maori language." He finished his speech by directing the crowd in a traditional Maori song.
To top off their last day in New Zealand, Harry and Meghan wandered through a 117-year-old redwood forest, climbing a 700-meter (2296-foot) long walkway suspended through the tops of redwood trees.
At the beginning of the day, the couple made their last walk and greeted thousands of fans lined up in the streets of Rotorua. During the meeting and the greeting, the Duchess of Sussex pulled a little girl out of the crowd and gave her a hug. Meanwhile, Harry saw a child wandering in front of the barriers and returned it to his parents.
The day before, Prince Harry applauded the Pasifika community of Aukland by greeting them in six Pacific languages. Speaking at the Auckland War Museum for a reception hosted by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Prince Harry delivered his speech saying greetings in Samoan, Tongan, Fiji, Niuean, Cook Islands, Maori and Maori.
"It's the first time I use those languages," he said.