Prince Harry loses to wife Meghan in a game of ‘Gumboot Toss’ (Photo:Facebook)
Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle have been giving fans the envious-J since they became an announced item. And after their royal tour to Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga, the royal couple was spotted in New Zealand, Auckland visiting a conservation area north of Auckland that had been set aside as a part of a Commonwealth initiative to honour Queen Elizabeth's 66 years on the British throne.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, however, took out time for a little recreation-fun time like they also do, throwing rubber gumboots. Splitting off and leading on each team of cheering children, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle partook in a game of rubber rainboot-locally known as ‘gumboot’ to see who could throw a rubber the farthest.
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Playing as rivaling sides while the children cheered on, team Harry ended losing to his wife's side.
"There wasn't too much of a rivalry," Isabella Iti, 10, said after the gumboot toss. "I think she was thinking that there was no chance that she would win. But she did," she added.
Meghan was seen wearing a black J Crew jeans with a Karen Walker blazer can be seen leading her team to victory after tossing a blue boot about a metre further than Harry's red one.
Before the game, Mike Jebsen, the chief executive of the QEII National Trust said the mayor of Taihape gave his blessings. "We wanted to give the royal couple a taste of rural New Zealand, and there's nothing more quintessentially Kiwi than a gumboot throw!" he said.
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In the afternoon, the duo took off to South Auckland to visit the head office of Pillars, a charity that is famous for mentoring the children of those parents who are incarcerated. The couple who have been active in humanitarian work is said to have asked for charitable donations in lieu of gifts as their wedding gifts and had received NZ$5,000 ($3,271) to Pillars from the New Zealand government in recognition of the couple's interest in programmes that support children in need.