Harry and Meghan: Duchess hugs 'Hannah from Instagram'


Hannah Sergel received a hug from the Duchess of Sussex during a walkabout at the Viaduct on Tuesday.

And since two are soon to become three, with Harry and Meghan expecting their first child, this gift is seen as a handsome gesture from leading Maori designer, Kiri Nathan, and hopefully, something Meghan will pass onto her own child.

Though she looked picture-perfect to us, one royal etiquette expert is sounding the alarm saying Meghan's pockets are "too casual" for a royal. She was so lovely and kind about it all despite being rushed.

But it seems that Meghan Markle, 37, and Prince Harry, 34, are always doing it.

"There wasn't too much of a rivalry", Isabella Iti, 10, said after the gumboot toss. I didn't know what to do and kind of just freaked out.

"I was just so shocked", she told BBC News.

Meghan was an avid Instagram fan before she met Harry and even had her own blog, called The Tig.

"We see the Duchess as representing strong kaupapa (values) for women - she displays aroha (love), manaakitanga (nurturing and hospitality), mana (influence) and she is a great leader", said Ngāti Whakaue elder Norma Sturley, who designed the cloak, according to CNN affiliate TVNZ.

"She was always so kind about anything mental health-related and encouraging when it came to my education".

Then it was time to meet the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern.

The kiwi is New Zealand's native bird, but the fact it can not fly means its young have been affected by predators in the wild.

The couple spoke to conservationists working to protect the flightless birds native to New Zealand, which are becoming increasingly endangered.

Meghan Markle spotted a young fan she used to mentor through Instagram in New Zealand, and the touching moment was captured on film.