New Zealand: Harry and Meghan meet mental health workers

adminOctober 29, 2018


(WELLINGTON) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan spoke with people working in the field of mental health and they found a native bird that was not flying as they continued their tour of New Zealand on Monday.

The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex are in the final stage of a 16-day tour of the South Pacific. They began their second day in New Zealand by visiting Café Maranui on the coast of Wellington, where they spoke with people who offered support for mental health through help lines, social networks and other programs.

Last year, Prince Harry talked about his own problems with mental health, and told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that he had sought advice after years of suppressing his emotions following the death of his mother Diana, the Princess of Wales, in a car accident when Harry was 12 years old.

In the cafe, Harry talked about the need to eliminate the stigma of mental health and encourage people to talk about how they feel.

"Everyone needs someone to turn to, right?" He said.

The couple then took a helicopter to Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island, where it was raining, as they were greeted by an indigenous Maori tribe. Harry told them that the forecast had been for an even worse climate.

"From my wife, me and our little bump, it's a blessing to be here," Harry said, referring to Meghan being four months pregnant.

The couple walked along a sandy beach and encountered a weka bird, with a ranger who said they were the monkey version of New Zealand because they are very shameless.

New Zealand is home to a large number of non-flying birds, the most famous being the kiwi. The couple will visit a kiwi nursery later on their trip.

The couple also plans to meet with young people who train to be part of the film industry and take public walks in Auckland and Rotorua before leaving on Wednesday.

The couple visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga on their tour.


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