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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to meet youth at Maranui Café and Courtenay Creative

As part of their first visit to New Zealand as a couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will talk to young people in Wellington as part of their official engagements.

The royal couple arrive in Wellington on Sunday 28 October for the four-day visit, after attending the Invictus Games in Sydney and making visits to Tonga and Fiji.

Following their official welcome at Government House, they will attend a wreath laying ceremony at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Next morning, they will visit Maranui Café in Lyall Bay to meet with young New Zealanders working across projects supporting mental wellbeing.

“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.

After a day trip to Abel Tasman National Park, to meet iwi, go on a bush walk, and attend a beach barbecue with local students and youth ambassadors to learn about the park’s history and conservation projects, the royal couple will return to Wellington.

That evening they will visit Courtenay Creative to meet young people demonstrating their skills in make-up, costume, and virtual reality.

On the Tuesday they will travel to Auckland for activities that include learning more about conservation efforts, visiting a charity supporting children with parents in prison, competing in a gumboot-throwing competition, a public walkabout, and attending an event at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Rotorua is the last stop on the trip, with for a formal pōwhiri at Te Papaiouru Marae on the Wednesday, followed by visits to Rainbow Springs, Rotorua Government Gardens, and Redwoods Treewalk.