The weather finally improved for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they greeted the fans in Auckland, New Zealand.
After a busy day that included dedicating an area of native shrubs to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, participating in a "fangs" contest with local children and visiting a charity that supports children who have a father in prison, The royal couple met with members of the public. .
While interacting with the fans, the actual royal parents received several gifts from the crowd, including an All Blacks (the country's soccer team), a stuffed toy with tui bird and even a rain boot or a Wellington, as they call the premises to footwear. , stuffed with roses.
Meghan, 37, came out wearing a beige Brandon Maxwell dress with matching Stuart Weitzman shoes and a beige Burberry Bishop coat.
The dress clung to the protrusion of her baby that she cradled while walking with Harry, 34, at her side. For his meeting and greeting, the prince wore a navy blue suit with a white button-down shirt underneath.
The duo made sure to talk to as many real fans as possible, especially the younger members of the crowd.
Meghan invited a girl through the crowd control fence and was rewarded with a sweet stuffed toy from a native tui bird.
Harry was particularly in love with a baby and came over and gave the child what appeared to be a small tingling.
"Walkabouts", as the meeting is commonly known and real greetings, has provided some of the most sincere moments of the real tour of Meghan and Harry. Shortly after arriving in New Zealand, Meghan consoled a teenage fan sobbing by shaking hands.
A young royal fan who wore a shirt that said "Girls can do anything" got Harry's attention in Sydney, so much so that he had to call his wife to meet her.
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"We feel it looks a little like you," you hear a person in the crowd tell Meghan in a video posted by Harry Meghan Updates on Instagram.
The Duchess of Sussex replied: "I was literally about to say the same thing!"
Then, Harry took a fan's phone to take a picture of Meghan with his mini-me, a rare move for the prince, who generally sticks to the actual protocol of not having autographs or selfies.
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At the beginning of the day, the royal couple formed a bond with the local children of the environmental education group, "Trees of Survival," and joined the children to participate in a "welly wanging" contest.
The objective of the game was to launch a Wellington boot, which New Zealanders call "Wellies", as far as possible. (Wellingtons are equivalent to what Americans call rain boots, bean boots or duck boots).
The children applauded when Meghan showed her strength and won the competition, throwing her red and white polka dot boot about one meter from Harry's blue boot. For the victory, the Duchess was rewarded with a rain trophy.
In addition to the couple's growing list of baby gifts, Meghan and Harry also received a pair of green and white boots for the newest member of their family.
Later in the day, the Royals joined the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, in Auckland, to visit Pillars, a charity that supports children who have a father in jail through special tutoring programs.
Meghan and Harry already had a special connection with the charity: as a wedding gift for the couple, the New Zealand government gave $ 5,000 to Pillars. During the visit on Tuesday, they met with some of the children who directly benefited from the funding.
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The royal couple started their whirlwind 16-day tour of Down Under in Sydney, with several day trips to other parts of the country, and started the Invictus 2018 Games before spending a few days in Fiji and Tonga.
They returned to Sydney for the end of the Invictus Games before heading to New Zealand to finish their tour.
Meghan and Harry will end their busy day at a reception hosted by the Prime Minister at the Auckland War Museum.