- Publish Date
- Friday, 5 October 2018, 3:42PM
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will touch down in New Zealand in three weeks, sweeping through the country as part of their royal visit.
Harry and Meghan will visit the Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy, to celebrate 125 years of women's suffrage, meet key figures working on mental health projects and do some charity work during their five-day visit, which has a focus on youth.
The royal couple will arrive in New Zealand on Sunday, October 28 after visiting Sydney, and will travel to Wellington, Abel Tasman National Park, Auckland and Rotorua.
"The Duke and Duchess have a particular interest in youth, mental health and conservation, and they will have the opportunity to meet many New Zealanders working in those important areas, while also getting to enjoy some of our unique environment," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
There they will also view the UK War Memorial and in the evening will attend a reception hosted by the Governor-General celebrating the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand.
In Abel Tasman the royal couple will share a beach barbeque with school children and local ambassadors, which should make for some seriously cute photos!
The best time for the public to meet the royal couple will be during a public walk at the Viaduct Harbour before they attend a reception hosted by the Prime Minister at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
On October 31 the royals will travel to Rotorua, where they will visit Te Papaiouru Marae, for a formal pōwhiri and luncheon in their honour.
Rotorua locals will also get a chance to meet the couple at Rotorua Government Gardens before the Duke and Duchess visit Redwoods Treewalk, where they will take on the tree walk, and meet groups of local mountain bikers.
They return to Auckland that evening, before leaving the country on November 1.
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