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.
Last night the Duke and Duchess of Sussex closed out the Invictus Games following a week of athletic events and challenges carried out in Sydney. Going forward, the games will take place every two years, with the next round taking place in the Netherlands.
What a dress! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to Australia yesterday after three days in Fiji and Tonga. As we speak, they are carrying out engagements commemorating the close of the Invictus Games, but last night they attended a gala for the Australian Geographic Society Awards at which both took the stage.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex carried out a final engagement in Tonga that was, in many ways, the headline of their jaunt to the country: unveiling the latest site of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The initiative is focused on forest conservation and the vast majority of Commonwealth countries have joined in.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met yesterday with Tonga’s Prime Minister, ʻAkilisi Pōhiva. The meeting came in the midst of the couple’s one full day in Tonga before returning to Sydney.
A few hours after arriving in Tonga, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a dinner hosted by King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipauu. Held at Consular House in central Nuku’alofa, the couple reportedly walked in to John Lennon’s “Imagine.”