As part of their 16-day visit to Australia, Prince Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan visited the giant redwood trees in Rotorua, New Zealand, on Wednesday. The special moment was captured on film.
Saying goodbye to New Zealand, Prince Harry, 34, shared an image Duchess Meghan, 37, cradling her baby bump while surrounded by giant redwood trees on Instagram. The photo, shared by Kensington Palace on his behalf, showed the Duchess standing in the forest smiling.
The Royal couple also sent a message to the overseas countries they’d just spent 16-days touring. The caption read:
“Thank you New Zealand for the most wonderful last week of our tour. It has been a privilege to meet so many friendly Kiwis. Australia, Fiji, Tonga and NZ - we leave feeling inspired and reminded of how every single one of us can make a difference.”
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Their message ended with a quote from Kate Sheppard who was “the most prominent member of the women's suffrage movement in New Zealand.”
It read: “The rain that refreshes the parched ground, is made up of single drops.” Then Kensington Palace made sure to credit Harry for the breathtaking photograph.
Through the palace’s Instagram account, the Royal couple was able to share images from their tour of New Zealand. Images of their forest tour showed them taking in the view on the hanging bridges.
A caption read:
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the spectacular Redwoods Treewalk in Rotorua, a series of suspension bridges traversing the gaps between its majestic trees, each with their own living deck to ensure viewing platforms adapt to the trees’ rapid growth without any harm.”
Meghan was seen wearing Harry's Norwegian label Norrøna padded jacket with a pair of black Australian brand Outland jeans. She also wore a bespoke Givenchy sweater to the Whakarewarewa Forest, near the city of Rotorua.
Her look was simple with a pair of Blackbird slippers from Birdies. The couple walked along a 700m-long walkway of suspension bridges amongst 117-year-old redwood trees.
They also admired a natural spring and met members of a local mounting biking club. The group uses the rugged paths through the forest for their sport.
After the forest excursion, Harry and Meghan went into the town of Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island. There they received Maori cloaks or Korowai.
Then they were off to the Tamatekapua Meeting House where they were met with a traditional welcome known as the powhiri in the courtyard. Harry received a carved weapon.
Afterward, they took their last walkabout in Rotorua to meet and greet hundreds of people.
Kensington Palace recently credited Meghan with her own Instagram image which they shared on their account. In the photo, Harry, was seen rehearsing his speech for the Invictus Games’ closing ceremony on Saturday.