The Duke of Sussex was handed a carved weapon during the visit to Rotorua – and warned he should not take it to Twickenham when England play New Zealand.
Harry and Meghan entered into the Tamatekapua Meeting House both wearing a Maori cloak – called Korowai – which is intended to be a protector.
Meghan paired her traditional robe with a navy Stella McCartney dress.
Harry was given a tewhatewha, a Maori weapon with a point at one end and an axe at the other.
Trevor Maxwell, on the local district council, said: “I am sure you are going to Twickenham when the All Blacks play England on November 11 – make sure you don’t take that.”
Later in the afternoon, the couple will enjoy an afternoon walkabout meeting the public and travel to Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua, a 700m-long walkway of suspension bridges to learn about the forest’s history.
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