The Duchess of Sussex dressed down in a Prince Harry’s padded jacket and a favourite pair of jeans as the couple explored a New Zealand forest in their final royal tour engagement.
Pregnant Meghan, 37, threw the £399 ($702 AUD) coat from Norwegian label Norrøna over a bespoke Givenchy jumper for the outing to Whakarewarewa Forest, near the city of Rotorua.
She finished the look with her go-to £140 black jeans from Australian brand Outland and a pair of Blackbird slippers from Birdies.
The Duchess of Sussex dressed down in a padded jacket and a favourite pair of jeans as she explored a New Zealand forest with husband Prince Harry in their final royal tour engagement
Pregnant Meghan, 37, threw the £399 ($702 AUD) coat from Norwegian label Norrøna over a bespoke Givenchy jumper for the outing to Whakarewarewa Forest, pictured
Strolling hand-in-hand, the couple looked up in wonder at 117-year-old redwood trees as they made their way along a 700m-long walkway of suspension bridges.
The couple also admired a natural spring and met with members of a local mounting biking club, who make use of the rugged paths through the forest.
The engagement rounded off a busy final day of the royal tour for Harry and Meghan, who have spent the last 16 days touring Australia, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand.
Their last stop on the tour was Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island, a town known for its geothermal activity and Maori culture.
The day started with the pair being given Maori cloaks – or Korowai – during a visit to the village of Ohinemutu.
Meghan’s Korowai was custom created for her visit by Norma Sturley, 66, an elder of the Ngati Whakaue tribe.
Strolling hand-in-hand, the couple appeared in awe of the 117-year-old redwood trees in Whakarewarewa Forest as they explored the area on the final day of their 16-day royal tour
The couple made their way along a 700m-long walkway of suspension bridges through the trees. Meghan appeared comfortable up in the air, but Harry appeared much more tense
The couple looked engaged as a guide told them more about the trees of the forest, pictured. They saw the trees up close from the walkway suspended high in the air
She learnt to weave as a child – picking up the skill from her mother and grandmother – and has had her work included in national exhibitions.
Having worked on it for two months whenever she has had time, she was up all of Tuesday night to complete the last-minute touches.
The pair then headed into the Tamatekapua Meeting House after a traditional welcome known as the powhiri in the courtyard, where the duke was handed a carved weapon.
The soon-to-be parents paused to take in the stunning scenery of the New Zealand forest
The Duke and Duchess stopped to hear about the importance of mountain biking to the Rotorua and national economy from local residents who make use of the forest’s trails
In front of a natural spring, the royal couple spoke to local mountain bikers who use the beautiful forest trails
The ceremony was conducted in Maori – as Harry and Meghan were being treated like ‘one of their own’ – with Monty Morrison, also from the council, only breaking into English once, when he looked at the duchess and said ‘little bump’ to laughter.
The duke spoke for around a minute in Maori – with gasps of awe and smiles when he used the word ‘whaiaipo’, or sweetheart.
The couple then headed to a kiwi breeding programme where they had the chance to name two chicks, opting for tihei, meaning sneeze of life, and koha, meaning gift.
The couple looked delighted to meet a girl who enjoys mountain biking through the forest with her family
The confident youngster, her hands clad in mountain biking gloves, presented the royals with a gift
Harry showed off his paternal nature as he played with a young boy in the arms of his father
The walk nearly brought to a close a 16-day visit, which has seen the royal couple welcomed in Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji. They will fly back to London from Auckland tomorrow
From there, the couple took part in their last walkabout of the tour in Rotorua with hundreds of people heading out to see the couple before they headed to redwoods Tree Walk.
As they left, one reporter shouted out: ‘Have you enjoyed your trip duchess, duke?’
The pair did not reply, waving to well-wishers before getting in their car.
Harry and Meghan will return to Auckland this evening, before departing for London tomorrow.