Royal tour: The countdown is on for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's arrival

  • 27/10/2018

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle will touch down in Wellington on Sunday afternoon. They're flying into Wellington from Australia, after a whirlwind visit to the Pacific Islands.

It's not the first time the Duchess of Sussex has visited our shores, having campervanned around the country four years ago.

The pair's only public appearance in the capital is at Pukeahu National War Memorial, where they will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visit a new statue.

Crowds of thousands of people are expected to line the streets hoping to see the couple.

Later on in the day they will visit Government House for official duties, before stopping in to Lyall Bay's Maranui Café on Monday morning. Then it's off to Abel Tasman National Park.

Harry and Meghan are also headed to Auckland and Rotorua during their trip to New Zealand. Unfortunately they will be experiencing some typical New Zealand weather during the tour.

MetService says the weather for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be typical for New Zealand spring - with wind, rain, sun, and cloud all expected over the four-day visit.

Communications meteorologist Lisa Murray said the couple will be "greeted with some rain" on their arrival in Wellington - and, in typical capital fashion, a decent breeze will be expected throughout the day.

It is expected to be sunny for the royal couple's visit to Rotorua on Wednesday.