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Royal tour: Harry and Meghan's overseas trip so far

Meghan and Harry at Maranui Cafe Image copyright Reuters

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are finishing their first overseas tour with engagements in New Zealand - the last country they're visiting.

The royal couple's 16-day trip started in Australia, before moving on to Fiji and Tonga. They returned to Australia before flying to Wellington.

New Zealand

On the final day of their tour Meghan and Harry donned traditional Maori cloaks and exchanged "hongi" greetings with well-wishers - pressing their nose and forehead together - at a welcome ceremony in Rotorua.

Prince Harry gave a speech partially in Maori, praising the "creative, gifted and caring Te Arawa Rangatahi [young people]" who use their talents to promote the language and support mental wellbeing.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex attend a formal powhiri welcoming ceremony and luncheon in Te Papaiouru, Rotorua, New Zealand Image copyright Reuters
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives a "hongi", or traditional Maori greeting on a visit to Te Papaiouru marae in Rotorua on October 31, 2018 Image copyright Getty Images

The couple then spent more than their allotted 30 minutes meeting the crowds who had gathered outside for their last walkabout.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex meeting fans at the official walkabout on October 31, 2018 in Rotorua, New Zealand. Image copyright Reuters

On Monday the focus was on mental health, with a visit to a Wellington cafe.

Speaking at the beachside Maranui Cafe, where they met mental health workers, the duchess said people's sense of self-worth could become "really skewed" by social media.

Meghan at the Maranui Cafe Image copyright Reuters

Speaking to staff who work on a programme for millennials, she said: "You see photos on social media and you don't know whether she's born with it or maybe it's a filter.

"Your judgment of your sense of self-worth becomes really skewed when it's all based on likes."

Meghan and Harry at Maranui Cafe Image copyright Getty Images

They met schoolchildren outside the cafe - with Meghan later running back inside to ask that the leftover cakes be taken out for the children.

One of them, five-year-old Joe Young, found events a bit overwhelming and was comforted by the duke and duchess, with Harry tickling his stomach.

Meghan approaching schoolboy Joe Young Image copyright Reuters
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Harry comforting Joe Young Image copyright Reuters

Next up was a meeting with musicians and artists - including a man dressed as an orc soldier.

They were at Courtenay Creative, which runs programmes for young people looking to get into film, and posed for pictures with actors dressed as monsters.

Meghan being given a gift by an orc soldier Image copyright Getty Images
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Meghan and Harry at Courtenay Creative Image copyright Getty Images

Earlier in the day, they had been to New Zealand's smallest national park, where they went on a trail walk and spent time on the beach - despite the rainy weather, with Harry sheltering his wife with an umbrella.

In a speech, he said "myself and my wife and our little bump" were grateful for the way conservationists "look after this beautiful place".

Meghan and Harry at Abel Tasman National Park Image copyright Reuters
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Meghan and Harry at Abel Tasman National Park Image copyright Reuters

Meghan and Harry had landed in New Zealand on Sunday, flying in from Sydney with members of the New Zealand Invictus Games squad.

They were given a traditional Maori welcome - including a performance of the haka.

The duke and duchess in Wellington Image copyright Reuters

Their first engagement was at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, where they laid a wreath.

The duke and duchess at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Image copyright Getty Images
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The couple laying a wreath Image copyright Getty Images
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Meghan later gave a speech to mark the 125th anniversary of women being given the vote in New Zealand.

She said: "In the words of your suffragette Kate Sheppard, 'all that separates, whether race, class, creed, or sex, is inhuman, and must be overcome'."

Meghan gave a speech about the importance of suffrage Image copyright AFP/Getty
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Australia

Harry and Meghan travelled to Australia for the second time for the end of the Invictus Games. On Friday, they were among the crowds watching the wheelchair basketball finals on the last day of the competition.

The duke and duchess at the medal presentation for the wheelchair basketball final Image copyright EPA

At the closing ceremony on Saturday, the Duke of Sussex said the competitors' performances had been humbling.

"They are men and women who have confronted a challenge and overcome it," he said. "They are ordinary people doing extraordinary things."

The duke and duchess at the Invictus closing ceremony Image copyright EPA
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The Duchess of Sussex and the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games Image copyright Reuters

His wife thanked the Invictus organisation for welcoming her into the family, saying she had witnessed "amazing support networks" between the 500 competitors.

Tonga

On Friday, Harry and Meghan visited Tupou College for the unveiling of The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, an initiative that aims to conserve indigenous forests for future generations.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, is greeted by students during a visit to Tupou College in Tonga on 26 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images
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The Duchess of Sussex during a visit to dedicate a forest reserve to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy, at Tupou College on the second day of the royal couple's visit to Tonga Image copyright PA

They first arrived in Tonga on Thursday.

School children were given the day off to welcome the couple and lined the route to Nuku'alofa, where the royals had a private audience with King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive at Fua'amotu Airport on 25 October 2018 in Nuku'Alofa, Tonga Image copyright Getty Images
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Fiji

The couple's last engagement in Fiji took place at Nadi airport before their flight to Tonga. Harry unveiled a memorial to British-Fijian SAS soldier Sgt Talaiasi Labalaba, who died after single-handedly holding off 250 insurgents during an operation in Oman in 1972.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a ceremony at Nadi airport in Nadi, Fiji, on 25 October 2018 Image copyright Reuters

The Duchess of Sussex had to cut short a visit to a market in the capital, Suva, on Wednesday morning because of security concerns caused by large crowds. Meghan left about six minutes into a scheduled 15 minute visit to the site.

Duchess of Sussex touring the municipal market in Suva, Fiji, on 24 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images

Meghan also addressed students at the University of the South Pacific - her first speech of the royal tour.

She said that for women and girls in developing countries education was "key" to economic and social development and could help them "create incredible futures".

Duchess of Sussex meets people at the University of the South Pacific in Suva on 24 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visit the University of the South Pacific on 24 October 2018 in Suva, Fiji Image copyright Getty Images

On Tuesday, Harry and Meghan attended a ceremony where the prince tried kava, a traditional non-alcoholic drink.

Crowds cheered as he sipped the drink, which is used to treat anxiety and stress in some countries.

Prince Harry drinks kava as his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex looks on at a traditional welcome ceremony after they arrived in Suva, Fiji on October 23, 2018 Image copyright AFP

The couple were then met by huge crowds of people at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, where they waved from a balcony.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wave from the balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva October 23, 2018 Image copyright Getty Images

The duke and duchess met President Jioji Konrote and First Lady Sarote Faga Konrote, who presented Meghan with a pearl necklace.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex is presented with a pearl necklace from Sarote Faga Konrote as Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex looks on during the first day off their tour to Fiji on October 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji Image copyright Getty Images
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Australia

The royal couple's trip began on 16 October in Sydney, as news of Meghan's pregnancy made headlines across the globe.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, with a child at Dubbo airport, Dubbo, Australia, October 17, 2018 Image copyright Reuters

Needless to say, everyone was looking out for a first glimpse of the royal baby bump.

The Duchess of Sussex with her hands clasped in front of her Image copyright PA
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Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne presented Harry and Meghan with a toy kangaroo and a little pair of Ugg boots for their baby, which is due in the spring.

Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove (2-R) and his wife Lady Cosgrove (L) present a toy kangaroo and a pair of small ugg boots to Britain"s Prince Harry (2-L), the Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan (R), the Duchess of Sussex, during an event at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, 16 October 2018 Image copyright EPA

The couple went barefoot on Bondi Beach, as they met surfing community group OneWave, which encourages the discussion of mental health issues.

The Duke and Duchess walking barefoot on Bondi Beach Image copyright EPA
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia Image copyright Reuters

The duke and duchess also went out on the water in Sydney, where Harry took up the challenge of scaling the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look out at Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge during day two of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, October 21, 2018 Image copyright Reuters

Together with three Invictus Games athletes and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the duke's team took 13 minutes to complete their ascent of the bridge.

Britain"s Prince Harry on the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018 Image copyright Reuters

The couple also attended the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. However, after it overran by nearly two hours, it was decided that Meghan would take some time out of her schedule and spend the following morning resting.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex watch on during the Elliott 7 Team racing during the Sailing on day two of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 on Sydney Harbour on October 21, 2018 in Sydney, Australia Image copyright Getty Images

Throughout the tour the prince's beard appeared to draw attention from fans of all ages, from 98-year-old Daphne Dunne at the Sydney Opera House...

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet 98 year old Daphne Dunne during a meet and greet at the Sydney Opera House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia Image copyright Getty Images

...to five-year-old Luke at Dubbo Airport.

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A young boy stroking Prince Harry's beard Image copyright PA

However, at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Ruby the koala seemed somewhat less impressed.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet a Koala called Ruby during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney on the first day of the Royal couple"s visit to Australia Image copyright PA
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet a Koala called Ruby during a visit to Taronga Zoo on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia Image copyright Getty Images

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