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New Zealand: Harry and Meghan Meet Mental-Health Workers

(WELLINGTON) – Prince Harry and Mrs. Meghan spoke to people who worked in the mental health care area and encountered…

(WELLINGTON) – Prince Harry and Mrs. Meghan spoke to people who worked in the mental health care area and encountered a fugitive native bird when they continued their New Zealand tour on Monday.

The Duke and Duchess Sussex is on the last part of a 16-day tour of the South Pacific. They started their second day in New Zealand by visiting Maranui Cafe on the Wellington Coast, where they spoke to people who offered mental health through help lines, social media and other programs.

Prince Harry last year talked about his own mental health struggles, told the Daily Telegraph newspaper that he had sought after years of suppressing his feelings after the death of his mother Diana, the Princess of Wales, in a car accident when Harry was 1


At the cafe, Harry talked about the need to remove stigmatization from mental health and encourage people to talk about how they feel.

“Everybody needs someone to turn around, right?” He said.

The couple then took a helicopter to the Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island where it rained as they were welcomed by a native Maori tribe. Harry told them that the forecast had been for even worse weather.

“From my wife, myself and our little bump, it’s a blessing to be here,” Harry said, referring to Meghan who was pregnant every four months.

Couple walked along a sandy beach and came across a weka bird, with a ranger saying they are New Zealand’s version of a monkey because they are very nasty.

New Zealand is home to a number of avid birds, the most famous is kiwi. The couple is due to visit a kiwi hatchery later on on their journey.

The couple also plans to meet young people’s training to be part of the film industry and go public walks in Auckland and Rotorua before leaving on Wednesday.

The couple previously visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga on their tour.

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