May the best real gumboot pitcher win!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle continued their adventures at the Down Under in Auckland, New Zealand, on Monday, and it was only logical that the weather should get worse, as the two were scheduled to participate in a rubber boots competition.
The two arrived at the North Shore Riding Club, in the suburb of Redvale, to change their formal attire by the use of wet clothes and high-strength rubber boots, to dedicate an area of native shrubs to the Canopy of the Queen's Commonwealth. and plant native trees with children from the local school.
But the most anticipated event of the day was the rubber boots throwing contest, in which members of the royal family joined with children from local schools.
Harry was the first, smiling as the spectators sang, "Harry," before throwing his red polka dot boot into the field. Then he looked at Meghan with a slap before she took her turn, smiling with apparent nerves before launching the winning toss.
The reaction of harry? Demanding a rematch!
"He congratulated her, but she said they need a rematch and that she will win next time," Sebastian van der Zwan, deputy editor of the New Zealand magazine. Women's Day, he told ET after watching the contest fall.
The Duchess was appropriately awarded a chewing gum trophy for her efforts (that one of her teammates, Ryen Anderson, 10, can stay) and the couple, who are expecting their first child next year, also received an adorable pair of Small and green rubber boots for your baby.
"I think she thought there was no chance she would win," said Isabella Iti, a student at Pinehill School, according to the local news site. Now to love. "But she did it."
The launch of rubber boots is held every year in the city of Taihape, on the southern island (also known as "the world capital of rubber boots"), where an annual Gumboot Day has been held since 1985. The day includes the highly anticipated Gumboot launch, where the contestants compete to launch a size eight gumboot as much as possible.
Despite being dressed for the rainy day, the pregnant Meghan still looked impeccable and fabulous in a jacket of the New Zealand designer, Karen Walker. The first Costumes The star also wore a raincoat next to the Kiwi fashion icon when it arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, from Sydney, Australia, on Sunday, a move that has since seen the sale of the jacket on Walker's website.
After the muddy contest, the duo went to the charity of the children's prison, Pillars, with the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, who is organizing a reception for the couple at night. Then they hit the Viaduct Harbor in Auckland for a public walk, where Harry reportedly had fun grabbing a small child's stuffed toy and held it to his ear to see what sounds he could make. The duke was also given a bottle of Marmite, a thick black New Zealand that was commonly eaten on toast.
Meanwhile, Meghan took the time to stop and talk with a group of students holding a sign that said: "We are skipping school 4".
It seems that the royals were not disturbed by the miserable climate of the "City of Candles", with van der Zwan saying that the rain only highlighted how much the couple is in their "honeymoon phase" after the May nuptials.
"It was an unusually wet and wild day in the country, but Harry and Meghan took it easy, walking hand to hand through the mud when they came to plant trees," he says. "He had a protective arm over her at all times. It is clear that they are still in the honeymoon phase and now they are taking special care, now there is a baby on board. "
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