Meghan & Harry Celebrate Waitangi Day with New Zealand & Share Pics from Their Tour
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry showed their support for the Commonwealth of New Zealand with a post featuring photos from their trip to the country.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might no longer be working Royals, but they are maintaining the ties they formed when they were. A case in point is their relationship with the country and the people of New Zealand.
In celebration of the country's Waitangi Day, the couple's Instagram account, Sussex Royal shared photos from their trip to the country. The five-part photo slide started with a picture of Harry getting dressed in ornate traditional robes.
THE VERY BEST ON WAITANGI DAY
Meghan stood smiling; other photos showed the couple watching a dance troupe and a marching band perform in their honor. The accompanying caption read,
"To all of Kiwi followers, sending our very best to each of you on Waitangi Day."
The couple noted that as a "Commonwealth" country and realm, they are honoring its spirit and diversity. Also, the celebration reminded them of their visit to the country.
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child - no one else did at the time, but we did - and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images
A LOT HAS CHANGED SINCE NEW ZEALAND
The Duke and Duchess went on to extend their best wishes to the people of New Zealand. Meghan and Harry were in the country in 2018 as part of their Europe tour.
The two dated secretly for six months before their relationship became public knowledge.
The tour lasted for sixteen days, and the couple got to visit other countries like Tonga, Fiji, and Australia. A lot has changed since then, with the couple welcoming a son, Archie, and quitting royal life.
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To all of our Kiwi followers, sending our very best to each of you on Waitangi Day! 🇳🇿 • As a commonwealth country and a realm, today we honour the spirit and diversity of New Zealand, and we feel particularly reminded of the special time we had there during our tour in 2018. • The Duke and Duchess send their best wishes to all the people of New Zealand. I tēnei rā, ka tuku mihi maioha te Tiuka me te Tāhihi ki ngā iwi katoa o Aotearoa. Image © PA / High Commissioner
ROUND THE CLOCK SECURITY
Meghan and Harry moved away from the UK and settled down in the Canadian city of Vancouver Island. The move was not entirely surprising as the Duke has never loved living life in the spotlight.
The parents-of-one and their son live in a mansion that reportedly costs about $14 million. The property boasts of a gated entrance and round the clock security meant to keep intruders away.
A MODERN-DAY FAIRY TALE
The property is located close to the beach and woods and has security cameras for extra security. The couple loves privacy, and are doing all they can to live a private life.
Meghan and Harry met sometime in 2006. They were introduced by mutual friends who set them up on a blind date but took to each other instantly.
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Having attended the 10th Annual One Young World opening ceremony on Tuesday, The Duchess of Sussex was joined today by The Duke of Sussex for a round table discussion on gender equity with OYW and Queen’s Commonwealth Trust young leaders. Over the last few days, these young leaders became @OneYoungWorld ambassadors with the intention to return to their communities and further existing initiatives to help change the world for the better. This year OYW partnered with the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which The Duke and Duchess are President and Vice-President respectively, to provide scholarships to young leaders driving positive social impact in the Commonwealth. This was the most exciting collaboration between two groups The Duchess is passionate about and has been working with for some time. For more information and highlights from the week and how you can support these incredible leaders and their initiatives, visit @OneYoungWorld Photo © SussexRoyal / PA
The two dated secretly for six months before their relationship became public knowledge. What followed was easing into Royal life for the former actress and engagement in 2017.
By 2018, they got married in a televised ceremony, and the rest became a modern-day fairy-tale history. Meghan and Harry are still settling into their new life, but as long as they have each other, they'll be alright.