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Pictures: Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoy romantic stroll and mingle with students at Abel Tasman National Park

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have staved off the cold with a hearty barbeque lunch while visiting Abel Tasman National Park today.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park Source: Getty

The royals were welcomed onto the park with kaumatua, who invited the pair to hongi.

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L-R:  
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex invited to hongi while visiting Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park. Source: Getty

Next, they were joined for tea with local school students and the park's youth ambassadors.

29102018 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF
L-R:  
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex speak with local students and the park's youth ambassadors during lunch at Totaranui Campground. Source: Getty

A planned tree planting, which was to take place after lunch, was cancelled due to the rain.

However, Prince Harry and Meghan was in high spirits as they spoke with the students and youth ambassadors.

29102018 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF
L-R:  
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex speaking with local students and the park's youth ambassadors. Source: Getty

The hearty meal followed a walk with one of the park's rangers.

29102018 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF
L-R:  
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex strolling through Abel Tasman National Park. Source: Getty

While there, the Duke and Duchess learned about the history of the forest and the environmental challenges of protecting the park's habitat.

29102018 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF
L-R:  
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visiting the Abel Tasman National Park. Source: Getty

Next, the royal couple took a stroll along the beach while sharing an umbrella.

29102018 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF
L-R:  
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex walking with a DOC ranger along the golden sand beach. Source: Getty

Later, Prince Harry and Meghan left the park in an RNZDF helicopter.

29102018 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF
L-R:  
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex depart Abel Tasman National Park in an RNZDF helicopter. Source: Getty

29102018 ROBERT KITCHIN/STUFF
L-R:  
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Totaranui Campground in the Abel Tasman National Park.  They arrived by military helicopters where they were greeted by Kaumatua, had lunch, and walked with a DoC ranger along the golden sand beach.  The day's events where cut short due to bad weather.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex walking hand-in-hand. Source: Getty


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