Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have touched down in Wellington, New Zealand to kick off the final leg of their 16-day Royal tour.
After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Pukeahu National War Memorial to pay their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, the couple were met by a huge cheering crowd.
Amongst the crowd was teenage girl who burst into tears when she came face-to-face with Meghan, who comforted her by holding her hands.
The touching photos were shared by reporter Natalie Oliveri on Twitter, alongside the caption, “Absolute hysteria here in #Wellington including a sobbing fan who was comforted by the Duchess herself!”
Absolute hysteria here in #Wellington including a sobbing fan who was comforted by the Duchess herself! Meghan spent quite a while talking to the crying teen – one of the sweetest moments on the #royaltour so far! @9honey #RoyalTourNZ pic.twitter.com/JKxZaLXWt6
— Natalie Oliveri (@OliveriNatalie) October 28, 2018
“Meghan spent quite a while talking to the crying teen — one of the sweetest moments on the #royaltour so far!” she added.
A welcome reception was hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Governor Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House in Wellington for the couple, where Meghan gave a speech to celebrate New Zealand’s 125th anniversary of woman’s suffrage.
“Bravo New Zealand for championing the right of women to vote 125 years ago.” — The Duchess of Sussex, as she and The Duke joined PM @JacindaArdern and @GovGeneralNZ Dame Patsy Reddy to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. #RoyalVisitNZ pic.twitter.com/zpFhyPiE8r
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 28, 2018