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Meghan shows off welly-wanging skills in New Zealand

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Media captionHarry and Meghan take on welly-wanging

The Duchess of Sussex showed off her "welly-wanging" skills on the latest stop of her 16-day tour with Prince Harry.

The pair indulged in some rubber boot tossing in Redvale, north of the New Zealand city of Auckland.

The couple were on competing teams, and Meghan emerged victorious after her welly was thrown a metre closer to the target than Prince Harry's.

The royal couple have also been to Australia, Tonga and Fiji on the tour.

The couple arrived in New Zealand on Sunday.

Nelson Poll, 11, was one of the young people who taught Prince Harry and Meghan welly-wanging.

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He said: "I think Harry's technique was better, it was straight forward instead of going at an angle."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex then headed to Auckland where they were joined by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

Ms Ardern, who had her first child in June, said she had not shared any baby tips with the royal couple but admired the duchess for her work while pregnant.

She said: "It's just increased my respect for the role that she's playing at such an often tiring time. I have real empathy and I think she's incredible."

Ms Ardern also said that New Zealand had "a real affinity" with the royal family, adding that there had been "a real connection between particularly William and Harry in recent years".

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Image caption Jacinda Ardern joined the royal couple on a walkabout on Viaduct Harbour
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Image caption The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited a charity, Pillars, which supports children who have a parent in prison
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Image caption New Zealand's prime minister hosted a reception for Prince Harry and Meghan

The southern hemisphere tour began two weeks ago with the royal couple announcing they were expecting a child.

They also launched this year's Invictus Games, a multi-sport event founded by the prince to help wounded service personnel and veterans with their physical and psychological rehabilitation.

The duke, who served in the Army for 10 years, launched the games in 2014.

This year it was held in Sydney, Australia.

The royal couple's final stop on their tour will be Rotorua, a city on the north island of New Zealand, on Wednesday.

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