Video: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meet orcs in Wellington, New Zealand

It wouldn't be a trip to New Zealand without The Lord of the Rings, and that's just what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got the pleasure to experience.

As a memorable end to the first full day of their royal tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex mixed and mingled with some orcs at an event in Wellington.

The couple visited Courtney Creative for an evening event celebrating the city's thriving creative arts industry. Courtney Creative runs programmes for young creative minds to learn film industry skills, and those skills were on display on Monday night.

Harry and Meghan met people demonstrating their skills in props, make-up, music and costume - and yes, there were orcs.

The royals arrived in Wellington on Sunday afternoon for the final leg of their Pacific tour - their first major visit outside the UK.

After meeting with mental health advocates at Maranui Café on Monday morning, Harry and Meghan were helicoptered to Abel Tasman National Park where they spoke with local iwi and walked on Totaranui Beach.

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