Prince Harry and Meghan in New Zealand

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The 74-year-old has told family and friends that Harry and Meghan's future child will have just as much Markle blood as the "blue blood" of the royals.

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan braved the rain on a New Zealand beach on Monday for an encounter with a "cheeky" native bird in the picturesque Abel Tasman national park during the final leg of their Pacific tour. Meghan, who is pregnant and expecting a baby next year, donned a $56 ASOS maternity wear dress paired with a Karen Walker trench coat.

The royal fan held up laminated pictures of himself meeting the duke and duchess of Cambridge in 2014 which caught the eye of Harry, and both he and his wife posed for snaps.

William, 36, and Harry, 34, are hoping the split will highlight their differing roles, with Harry and Meghan having more of a "blank slate" concerning foreign tours, fundraising and royal duties.

The Duchess of Sussex received a big cheer when she opened a speech about women's suffrage in New Zealand in indigenous Maori.

Today, the royals will visit Pillars charity in New Zealand, which supports children who have a parent in prison by providing special mentoring schemes.

"Then I took them around all the participants and kept the conversation going at the next two tables".

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The royals performed a hongi - or nose rub - with Professor Sciascia and Mrs Higgins as the Royal New Zealand Air Force band played.

The mother and father-to-be started their day in Redvale on the North Shore of Auckland, planting trees and dedicating 20 hectares of forest to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) scheme.

According to Roya Nikkhah, Royal Correspondent for The Sunday Times, Harry and Meghan Markle are making arrangements for the birth of their first child next Spring, which includes a formal division of their joint royal household.

"Because, yes, women's suffrage is about feminism", she added, "but feminism is about fairness".

He said: "I said "Look who I met, it's your brother" and he said "Oh yeah".

Prince Harry said in speech for the closing ceremony of his Invictus Games that the secret of success for the athletes is to "accept mental health is the real key to recovery". "You see them on TV, but when you meet them, you realise they're just normal people".