Duke and Duchess of Sussex in New Zealand- Day 3

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their first official Tour as a married couple, to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand, from October 16th to the 31st, mainly in connection with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. Right before the start of the visit the couple announced that the Duchess is expecting their first child. Click HERE to take a look at the previous days of the Tour.

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On October 30th, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to Auckland, where they visited the North Shore to dedicate a 20 hectare area of native bush to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, and heard more about the ecological importance of the native bush, before joining children from the ‘Trees in Survival’ group in a ‘welly-wanging’ contest, which the Duchess won.

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The Duke and Duchess then joined Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to visit Pillars, a charity operating across New Zealand that supports children who have a parent in prison through the provision of special mentoring schemes, and present awards. As a wedding present to the Duke and Duchess, the Government of New Zealand gifted $5000 dollars to Pillars, and they had the opportunity to meet some of the children who have directly benefitted from this funding.

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Later in the afternoon, the Duke and Duchess met the people of Auckland on the Viaduct Harbour, before attending a Reception hosted by the Prime Minister at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, which included cultural performances and entertainment by members of the Pasifika community living in Auckland.


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