Royal visit day four: Harry and Meghan wrap up in Rotorua

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A powhiri is a traditional Maori welcoming ceremony that features dancing, singing and a hongi - or traditional Maori greeting.

"We know that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pioneering a new, relaxed, tactile branch of the monarchy but having hands in the pocket is a step too far", William Hanson told the Daily Mail.

Prior to the nuptials, both Harry and Meghan were planting flower bulbs at their home in Kensington Palace, according to a voiceover accompanying the exhibit, "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex". Scroll through to see all of the highlights - and watch out for the wellies.

On the trip, Meghan has shown she is prepared to continue speaking out about feminist issues in her new role as a royal.

On Oct. 29 Meghan and Harry visited The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, a forest conservation initiative in New Zealand, as part of their royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. Inside, Harry was presented with an axe carved by a local Maori artist and Meghan was given a floral bouquet.

While leaving the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland alongside Prince Harry on Tuesday Meghan spotted a familiar face in the crowed and walked on over to say hi.

Free Maori language courses often report being booked out and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said her infant daughter Neve Te Aroha will learn the language alongside English. In Markle's speech, she talked about how inspired she was by the competitors in the week-long event (founded by her husband in 2014) for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women.

Meghan seemed to flash her underwear in this Givenchy sweater and skirt.

New Zealand Post has marked the couple's visit with a special issue of commemorative stamps.

"We wanted to give the royal couple a taste of rural New Zealand, and there's nothing more quintessentially Kiwi than a gumboot throw!" he said.

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