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Watch: Heart melting moment young fan is pulled out of crowd by Prince Harry and Meghan in Auckland

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been greeted by thousands of adoring Auckland fans as they arrived at Viaduct Harbour for a public walk this afternoon.

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The girl gifted Harry and Meghan a tui plush toy. Source: 1 NEWS

The royals were joined by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.

Prince Harry and Meghan appeared to be in high spirits despite today's wild and unpredictable weather, as they smiled and shook hands with fans.

A young girl in the crowd was moved to tears when she handed the Duchess a bouquet of flowers, while Prince Harry accepted a card and small elephant toy, as well as what appeared to be a jar of Marmite. 

The Duke then stopped to greet a toddler holding a plush toy, holding it to his ear to hear the noises it could make.

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The sun broke through the clouds for the royal visit after a day of wet weather. Source: 1 NEWS

The crowd then broken into song, singing the Māori version of the national anthem.

People in the crowd could be heard yelling "Hey, Harry" and "Love you, Meghan!", while part of the crowd has also chorused at the Duchess asking, "if Louis is really Litt" in homage to her earlier role on US television show Suits.

Meanwhile, an elderly woman sitting on a walker was delighted to receive a greeting from the Duke.

Meghan was also gifted with an All Blacks baby onesie and a knitted doll for her impending baby with Prince Harry.

A three-year-old girl was invited through the barricade, where she gifted the couple a tui soft toy. Meghan knelt down to greet the child and to talk to her about the gift.

The Duchess also stopped to speak with a group of schoolgirls holding up a sign which read, "We're skipping school for you". 

Gifts for the royals have also included a teething ring, a knitted teddy bear and a knitted white baby's hat, a kiwi soft toy, a small boquet of red roses and another baby onesie.

Meanwhile, the Duke kneeled down to grab a Burger King crown which had blown off the head of a nearby fan.

Towards the end of the walk, Jacinda Ardern could be seen taking selfies with young children in the crows. 

As the royals walked back to their waiting motorcade, the pair could be seen laughing with the Prime Minister before the Duchess stopped to speak with a woman in the crowd.

Earlier, fans could be heard cheering with excitement as their motorcade arrived at North Wharf.

Fans could be seen lining the barricades outside the Viaduct to catch a glimpse of the royals.

Some fans were even served tea while they waited in the rain for the Duke and Duchess to arrive.

Earlier in the day, Meghan and Prince Harry battled the elements as they helped unveil the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy in Redvale, on the North Shore, before joining children from the 'Trees in Survival' group in a gumboot throwing contest.

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The royals joined children from the ‘Trees in Survival’ group for the competition. Source: 1 NEWS

The royals then joined Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Manukau, South Auckland, for a visit to Pillars, a nationwide charity which supports children who have a parent in prison.

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Pillars supports children that have a parent in prison. Source: 1 NEWS