Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan gamely took on a kiwi backyard classic today, throwing gumboots with local school children in Redvale, on Auckland’s North Shore.
Amid loud cheers from their peers, the Pinehill School students tossed brightly coloured gummies through the air with the royal couple.
Prince Harry took his shot with a spotted blue boot. Meghan followed with a red one, taking out first place with a toss that saw her boot landing about a metre from her husbands.
As well as a gumboot shaped trophy the Duke and Duchess were gifted a set of green and black infant sized gumboots.
The royal couple were in Redvale to unveil a plaque dedicating 20 hectares of native bush to the Queens’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).
The project was established in 2015 to protect forests in all of the 53 countries that make up the commonwealth.
The Duke remarked on the initiative saying, "as I learnt in the car there are no incentives (for joining the QCC)."
Farmers are getting on board because they want to preserve the natural environment.
New Zealand was one the first counties to join the network of forest conservation projects.