Duke and Duchess meet Jacinda Ardern as they arrive in New Zealand

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The royals are coming!

The newlywed posted a snapshot of her husband, Prince Harry, at the Invictus Games closing ceremony rehearsal Saturday.

Harry and Meghan, who announced their pregnancy on their first night in Australia a fortnight ago, took a Royal New Zealand Air Force plane for the flight to Wellington just after 10am on Sunday.

Earlier today, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal tour reached New Zealand and the very first day there was marked by the Duchess' flawless speech about women's right to vote.

But with Harry and Meghan expecting a baby of their own in Spring next year, it has been reported that plans are being put in place for a formal division of the royal household, and the creation of separate courts to reflect the couples' increasingly different responsibilities.

The people of Fiji offered a roast pig, a whale's tooth necklace and a taste of the traditional local brew kava to Prince Harry and Meghan.

They will also visit Auckland and Abel Tasman National Park. Read on, for their detailed itinerary.

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Encore sous les drapeaux, il doit choisir dans l'urgence un pseudonyme un soir où il prend l'antenne pour boucher un trou. En 1969, il suit à l'ORTF Pierre Desgraupes pour monter la rédaction de la première chaîne.

"But they're actually getting out and about and meeting with grass-roots people".

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received a traditional Maori welcome on their arrival in New Zealand.

They travelled from Sydney on an RNZAF aircraft with the country's Invictus Games team and were met with a powhiri at Government House before laying a wreath at Pukeahu National War Memorial.

The nation of 4.8 million is the final stop on the couple's busy 16-day tour of Australia and the Pacific.

There was loud applause as Meghan began a speech in the evening - at a reception celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand - with the words "tena koutou katoa" ("greetings to all", in Maori). The pregnant Duchess quickly walked over to the girl, greeted her and held her hands as onlookers swarmed around them. "They've been on a big tour so we want it to be relaxed when they come to see us". They'll do this at the North Shore's Queen's Commonwealth Canopy between 11.45 and 12.45. Our Government donated $5000 to Pillars as a wedding present to the royal couple.

They told Te Kāea "It's not everyday you get the chance to see a royal so we thought it would be a good opportunity and experience for our daughter".

During the reception, a supportive Harry toasting with water at tonight's reception with Fijian prime minister.