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Wednesday 12 December 2018

'From myself, my wife and our little bump' - Harry thanks crowds in New Zealand while Meghan shows thrifty side in ASOS dress

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park on October 29, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park on October 29, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet models wearing the work of industry leading artists in film, sculpture and costume design during a visit to Courtney Creative on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, applauds before handing out awards to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 wheelchair basketball medallists at Quaycentre in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, look on before handing out awards to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 wheelchair basketball medallists at Quaycentre in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, applaud before handing out awards to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 wheelchair basketball medallists at Quaycentre in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, applaud before handing out awards to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 wheelchair basketball medallists at Quaycentre in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, looks on before handing out awards to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 wheelchair basketball medallists at Quaycentre in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Stevens
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Stevens
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Sydney Airport on October 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex depart Sydney Airport on October 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Official arrival at the Governemtn House on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Official arrival at the Government House on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Official arrival at the Governemtn House on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Leaving the National War Memorial on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the National War Memorial on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the newly unveiled UK war memorial and Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wait to meet New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, at Government House on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex addresses a reception hosted by the Governor-General celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand at Government House on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks to invited guests during a reception at Government House on October 28, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Marty Melville - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walking alongLyall Bay to visit Maranui Cafe on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Abel Tasman National Park, which sits at the north-Eastern tip of the South Island, to visit some of the conservation initiatives managed by the Department of Conservation on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Abel Tasman National Park, which sits at the north-Eastern tip of the South Island, to visit some of the conservation initiatives managed by the Department of Conservation on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet models wearing the work of industry leading artists in film, sculpture and costume design during a visit to Courtney Creative on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets children during a visit to Marenui Cafe on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets children during a visit to Marenui Cafe on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the airport in Sydney on October 28, 2018 to depart for New Zealand. - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are travelling to New Zealand to continue their tour of the South Pacific. (Photo by Rick Rycroft / POOL / AFP)
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex board a plane for New Zealand from Sydney airport on October 28, 2018. - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are travelling to New Zealand to continue their tour of the South Pacific. (Photo by Rick Rycroft / POOL / AFP)
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex prepares to depart with Prince Harry for New Zealand from Sydney airport on October 28, 2018. - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are travelling to New Zealand to continue their tour of the South Pacific. (Photo by Rick Rycroft / POOL / AFP)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan (L), the Duchess of Sussex, disembark upon their arrival at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal in Wellington on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins / POOL / AFP)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan (L), the Duchess of Sussex, disembark upon their arrival at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal in Wellington on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins / POOL / AFP)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan (L), the Duchess of Sussex, arrive at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal in Wellington on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins / POOL / AFP)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan (L), the Duchess of Sussex, disembark upon their arrival at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal in Wellington on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins / POOL / AFP)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrive at the Maranui Cafe? to speak with young people in the Mental Health Sector in Wellington on October 29, 2018. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)
Britain's Prince Harry (centre L) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (centre R) arrive to visit Courtney Creative in Wellington on October 29, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park on October 29, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (C) visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park on October 29, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attending The Australian Geographic Awards in Sydney, Australia October 26, 2018. Paul Edwards /Pool via REUTERS
The Duchess of Sussex attends the Australian Geographic Society Awards at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney
The Duchess of Sussex attends the Invictus Games 2018 wheelchair basketball final in Sydney
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Australian Geographic Society Awards at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Australian Geographic Society Awards at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the Invictus Games 2018 wheelchair basketball final in Sydney
The Duchess of Sussex attends the Invictus Games 2018 wheelchair basketball final in Sydney
The Duchess of Sussex attends the Invictus Games 2018 wheelchair basketball final in Sydney
The Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage at the Invictus Games 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney
The Duchess of Sussex attends the Invictus Games 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney
The Duchess of Sussex speaks to an emotional Joe Young, during the meeting with young people in the mental health sector, at the Wellington Cafe, Wellington, New Zealand. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 28, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Tour. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Harry and Meghan meet New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Meghan Markle meets guests at a reception hosted by the Governor-General celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Meghan Markle in New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Meghan Markle speaks at a reception hosted by the Governor-General celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Meghan Markle speaks at a reception hosted by the Governor-General celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Harry and Meghan at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Harry and Meghan meet New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Harry and Meghan meet New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
Harry and Meghan meet New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire
The Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage at the Invictus Games 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. Reuters/Rick Stevens
The Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage at the Invictus Games 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney. Photo Dominic Lipinski/PA
Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks during the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia October 27, 2018. Reuters/Rick Stevens
The Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage at the Invictus Games 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA
The Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage at the Invictus Games 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA
The Duchess of Sussex speaks onstage at the Invictus Games 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watch the Invictus Games 2018 wheelchair basketball final in Sydney. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA
The Duchess of Sussex awarding the United States Wheelchair Basketball team after winning Gold in the finals of the Invictus Games 2018 in Sydney. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attend the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 closing ceremony in Sydney. Reuters/Phil Noble
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Britain's Prince Harry gave special thanks to well-wishers in New Zealand from him, his wife Meghan Markle and their "little bump".

The couple announced they're expecting their first child the day before their tour of Australia, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand was due to start and royal watchers have been in a frenzy over her maternity wardrobe and their even more affectionate behaviour. Harry made the candid revelation at Abel Tasman National Park, where they enjoyed a walk in the rain.

“From myself, my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the Queen and our family. We are so grateful for your hospitality and the work to look after this beautiful place," he said.

Since touching down in New Zealand, the expectant royal has showcased a variety of looks from her preferred pair of black skinny Outland Denim jeans and a white tuxedo dress, but she showed her ability to be thrifty with her fashion choices in a Maternity Wiggle Dress by ASOS, which retails for €48 - a far cry from the €10,000 tulle gown with laser cut seagulls by Oscar de la Renta gown she had worn days earlier.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Abel Tasman National Park, which sits at the north-Eastern tip of the South Island, to visit some of the conservation initiatives managed by the Department of Conservation on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Abel Tasman National Park, which sits at the north-Eastern tip of the South Island, to visit some of the conservation initiatives managed by the Department of Conservation on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand

As she and her husband of five months touched down at Wellington International Airport, she wrapped in a Karen Walker trend coat, a pair of suede Sarah Flint pumps, with leopard print heels and a pair of yellow diamond drop earrings by Birks.

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New Zealand is the last destination of their 16-day tour and Meghan has taken the opportunity to showcase her ambitions within the royal family, largely that being seen and not heard isn't for her. She has delivered a number of different speeches, congratulating her husband on the fourth annual Inctivus Games in Sydney, praising New Zealand on the 125th anniversary of granting women the right to vote and on Sunday, warning youths about the dangers social media can pose on their mental health.

The former Suits star was speaking to youngsters about how unrealistic images on sites such as Instagram can have an impact on mental health.

The duke and the duchess attended a beachside cafe in Wellington and were praised for their efforts in highlighting mental health issues.

Meghan spoke to staff and volunteers from Live for Tomorrow, an online youth programme focused on reaching millennials with messages of positive change, and said: "Young people find it so difficult.

Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan (L), the Duchess of Sussex, disembark upon their arrival at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal in Wellington on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins / POOL / AFP)
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan (L), the Duchess of Sussex, disembark upon their arrival at the Wellington International Airport Military Terminal in Wellington on October 28, 2018. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins / POOL / AFP)

"You see photos on social media and you don't know whether she's born with it or maybe it's a filter. Your judgment of your sense of self-worth becomes really skewed when it's all based on likes."

The couple spent 45 minutes discussing mental wellbeing and learnt about initiatives and programmes supporting mental health in New Zealand, with a focus on youth.

The duke also spoke about social media, suggesting that parents needed educating as much as children.

He said: "Issues stemming from social media and gaming are a major problem for young people in the UK and globally. Fingers are often pointed at the parents but that's not always fair as they too need to be educated about these things."

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets children during a visit to Marenui Cafe on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets children during a visit to Marenui Cafe on October 29, 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand

The Sussexes were at the Maranui cafe in New Zealand's capital, the latest stop on their 16-day tour which has also seen them travel to Australia, Fiji and Tonga.

Harry spoke about his own struggles with mental health during the conversations, admitting that it took him years to confront his own inner turmoil.

He said: "It took me about three or four years to start the journey and then after that you still have to find the right people to speak to."

Additional reporting by Press Association

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