Members of the public presented the couple with gifts, including a Buzzy-Bee - a toy that has been part of the lives of New Zealand children for nearly 75 years.
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Although the former Meghan Markle looked like the picture of elegance alongside her husband Prince Harry, some royal fans noticed she had a tiny wardrobe malfunction: she forgot to take the tag off her $640 frock.
Inside a marquee set up on the grass, local kaumatua Barney Thomas spoke in Te Reo Māori, wishing them "kia kaha" with their "pepi", Meghan smiling as this was translated.
The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry met with New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern.
Both items have since gone on display as part of a special exhibition at Windsor Castle, titled, A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and both the bride and groom have recorded personal audio messages to help guide visitors through the show.
They will begin their day with a cafe meeting with youths working on various mental health projects throughout the capital before heading to Abel Tasman National Park, in the north of the South Island.
A well-deserved round of applause for Meghan Markle.
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Minnie Newman, an 11-year-old from Kelburn Girl Guides, said she was impressed with Meghan. 'This is a good start, ' she added.
Followed by a viewing of the War Memorial, the Duke and Duchess had a short walkabout.
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wait to meet the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, at Government House, Oct. 28, 2018, in Wellington, New Zealand.
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Mr Raui said the Duke and Duchess were authentic people who cared. And of course, none of her ensembles are complete without thoughtful details that pay tribute to a person (like Serena Williams!) or a place (Fijian blue!) she loves. They'll also plant a tree, as royals are want to do.
When presented with a turtle-shaped necklace carved from black coral, they said they couldn't take it because of environmental issues.
"So bravo New Zealand", she said, "for championing this right 125 years ago, for the women who well deserved to have an active voice, an acknowledged vote, and for all of the people that this achievement has paved the way for, globally".
'They were everything I expected, just really kind'.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in the country yesterday for their four-day New Zealand tour and received a rapturous welcome.