The Duke and Duchess of Sussex donned wellies and braved the rain to unveil a new site for the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a forest conservation initiative that spans Commonwealth nations across the globe. This parks their second such engagement this tour, having also unveiled a new site in Tonga last week.
After a day of engagements in Wellington and the Abel Tasman National Park, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex rounded out the day with an evening event at the Courtnay Creative to celebrate New Zealand’s (colorful) arts scene.
The Duchess of Sussex gave yet another speech yesterday, marking her third round of formal remarks this tour. The subject was the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, the first country to do so.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in New Zealand yesterday amidst plenty of fanfare. The next three days mark the last of their Oceania tour, after which they will return home to the UK and, hopefully, a well-deserved break.
Yesterday, Kensington Palace released more information on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. They will be abroad between October 16 and 31, with dates corresponding with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney.