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2018-10-30 08:17

New Zealand — Rain, wind and an earthquake elsewhere in the country didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of New Zealanders who turned out to see Prince Harry and Meghan on the penultimate day of their South Pacific tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met people in Auckland during a walkabout on Tuesday after earlier participating in a gumboot-tossing competition and visiting Pillars Charity, that supports children who have a parent in prison.

The couple finishes their 16-day tour on Wednesday. They arrived in New Zealand on Sunday after earlier visiting Australia, Fiji and Tonga.

Prince Harry gave a speech on Tuesday night during a reception at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

"You are outstanding young people, and I know you will use this opportunity to create exciting futures for yourselves, and to act as role models for others," Harry said, commending Pillars Charity Award winners.

New Zealand Post has marked the couple's visit with a special issue of commemorative stamps.

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