William and Harry 'to split joint royal Kensington Palace household'

Prince Harry mentioned Duchess Meghan's growing baby bump while thanking fans in New Zealand.

It is thought Queen Elizabeth invited the newlywed Duchess on the trip in an effort to help her feel welcome into the Royal Family.

"I take my hat off to you guys", he told members of Voices of Hope, which aims to prevent youth suicide.

"It's quite useful to have some women on the team, obviously with young people coming through, young females coming through to the industry", he told 1 NEWS.

They are set to spend four days in New Zealand in total, before flying back to London on Wednesday.

Unfortunately the weather didn't want to co-operate with the royals visit this afternoon.

When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived, Jan Richardson, who had waited with the girls, was determined to capture the moment.

Prince Harry said in speech for the closing ceremony of his Invictus Games that the secret of success for the athletes is to "accept mental health is the real key to recovery".

Just as the suffragettes overcame discrimination to win their right to vote more than a century ago, Meghan demonstrated with her speech that ancient royal protocols can also be overcome.

But others admitted that they "felt sorry for" Meghan and said she appeared 'unsure'.

"Women's suffrage is about feminism, but feminism is about fairness", she said.

Since marrying Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, the two princes have had increasingly differing royal responsibilities and as a result Kensington Palace may split in two.

Hours before leaving Tonga, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited a craft fair in Nuku'alo in Tonga.The royals were greeted with matching garlands and traditional skirts.

"You see photos. and you don't know whether she's born with it or maybe it's a filter", the Duchess said.

While in Auckland the royal couple will also participate in a gumboot-throwing contest, meet representatives of the Pillars charity and attend a reception hosted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

  • Kyle Peterson