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Meghan wows in a white dress as she and Harry meet budding actors in New Zealand

Meghan left royal fans in awe in a white tuxedo dress as she returned to her roots and met budding actors dressed up as creatures from the Lord Of The Rings.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were greeted by orc soldiers and chatted to a monkey as they took in Wellington’s creative talent during the second day of their trip to New Zealand.

Meghan, a former actress, joined her husband for a visit to Courtenay Creative, which runs programmes for young people looking to get into film.

The couple were greeted by two Lord Of The Rings Urak-hai orc soldiers as they entered a room filled with musicians, actors, prosthetic experts and models.

Luke Hawker, dressed as an orc, greeted the pair after hobbling along the ground to introduce himself to the duke and duchess, with Prince Harry joking that he ‘had a face’ for dressing up as a monster.

 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (pictured holding hands) meet actors in colourful costume during a visit to Courtenay Creative in Wellington, New Zealand

The duchess shakes hands with an actress

Meghan left royal fans in awe in a white tuxedo dress as she returned to her  roots and met budding actors dressed up as creatures from the Lord Of The Rings

Meghan left royal fans in awe in a white tuxedo dress as she returned to her roots and met budding actors dressed up as creatures from the Lord Of The Rings 

Harry and Meghan were greeted by orc soldiers and chatted to a monkey as they took in Wellington's creative talent during the second day of their trip to New Zealand

Harry and Meghan were greeted by orc soldiers and chatted to a monkey as they took in Wellington’s creative talent during the second day of their trip to New Zealand

Luke Hawker, dressed as an orc (right), greeted the pair after hobbling along the ground to introduce himself to the duke and duchess, with Prince Harry joking that he 'had a face' for dressing up as a monster

Luke Hawker, dressed as an orc (right), greeted the pair after hobbling along the ground to introduce himself to the duke and duchess, with Prince Harry joking that he ‘had a face’ for dressing up as a monster

The couple went on to meet Ruby Acevedo, 12, whose face was covered by prosthetics to make her appear like a monkey. Harry lent in to touch her face and asked: 'You can go outside like that?'

The couple went on to meet Ruby Acevedo, 12, whose face was covered by prosthetics to make her appear like a monkey. Harry lent in to touch her face and asked: ‘You can go outside like that?’

An impressed Duchess of Sussex admires the headdress of one of the actresses to greet the two royals during their evening visit in Wellington today

An impressed Duchess of Sussex admires the headdress of one of the actresses to greet the two royals during their evening visit in Wellington today

The couple were greeted by two Lord Of The Rings Urak-hai orc soldiers as they entered a room filled with musicians, actors, prosthetic experts and models

The couple were greeted by two Lord Of The Rings Urak-hai orc soldiers as they entered a room filled with musicians, actors, prosthetic experts and models

The 37-year-old said: ‘I didn’t know if I was supposed to shake their hand but they were standing there. They seemed quite scared.’

The couple then went on to meet Ruby Acevedo, 12, whose face was covered by prosthetics to make her appear like a monkey.

Harry lent in to touch her face and asked Ruby: ‘You can go outside like that?’

Afterwards, she said: ‘It was an amazing experience. They were really nice and it was just a really nice experience to get to meet them and talk to them.

‘They were everything I expected, just really kind.’

Meghan, wearing a white Maggie Marilyn dress and Gillian Anderson coat, and Harry went on to listen to Louis Baker perform Just a Memory.

He said: ‘It was such a an honour to have an opportunity like this and be able to play for a royal in your lifetime is special.

‘We talked about my music and wanting to put an album out next year. Meghan said I had a great tone.

‘I didn’t want to talk at them. They’ve probably been talking to people all day, day in day out for the latest few days, so I didn’t talk a lot.’

The orc, or Mr Hawker, gave Meghan a gold necklace with paua shell and diamonds made by Village Goldsmith and the couple then posed for pictures with an array of models and monsters.

‘Happy Halloween’, Harry quipped before the couple headed back into the Wellington evening.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan (pictured posing with colourful characters in Wellington today) are on day 14 of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan (pictured posing with colourful characters in Wellington today) are on day 14 of their 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific

A clearly impressed Meghan was seen having a touch of one of the actress's costumes as she described her amazement at how light the outfit was

A clearly impressed Meghan was seen having a touch of one of the actress’s costumes as she described her amazement at how light the outfit was

Former actress Meghan spoke to creatives types about their careers and their costumes as she wowed the room in a white tuxedo dress

Former actress Meghan spoke to creatives types about their careers and their costumes as she wowed the room in a white tuxedo dress

Harry and Meghan joked with actors and actresses about their costumes during a meeting with creative types in Wellington

Harry and Meghan joked with actors and actresses about their costumes during a meeting with creative types in Wellington

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, greets Gino Acevedo, creative art director at Weta Digital, during a visit to Courtney Creative

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, greets Gino Acevedo, creative art director at Weta Digital, during a visit to Courtney Creative

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