Haka for Meghan Markle, Prince Harry at New Zealand's Govt House

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been welcomed to Government House in Wellington with a pōwhiri.

Shortly after landing at Wellington Airport, the royal couple were escorted to the Pukeahu National War Memorial for an official welcome into the country.

Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy greeted the royal couple before a group of schoolboys from Hato Pāora college performed a haka.

Harry then watched a military performance from a platform as Meghan observed from behind.

The royal couple will spend the day in Wellington, visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to lay a wreath, before moving on to Government House for official duties.

Earlier, about 150 people were at Wellington Airport to welcome the pair to New Zealand.