Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won't receive official gift from New Zealand

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive in two weeks' time, the Government will roll out the welcome mat - but has told Newshub there will be no official gift from New Zealand.

However the Kiwis who will travel with the couple on the Royal New Zealand Air Force flight from Sydney to Wellington do plan to give them a present.

There's no shortage of jewels and gems in the Royal Family, but it's been revealed Prince Harry owns a special connection to New Zealand - a ring that says 'I am Kiwi' which was commissioned by the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association (RSA) for the Invictus Games team.

The team's volunteer manager Dave Pilgrim, who goes by the nickname Pirate, says they gave it to him at last year's games in Toronto.

"At a function the girls were given a ring and were asked to give it to Prince Harry, so Vanessa actually went down on one knee and presented it to him. Then it was followed up by the Australians who gave him a stuffed toy, so the comment from Harry was, 'Hey the Kiwis give me a ring and you give me a stuffed toy'."

But he says a toy isn't such a silly present idea to the Kiwi team.

"We have a cunning plan which we might just do at the Games, which is a New Zealand tradition for the first ever born of the Royal Family - which is a buzzy bee."

One of the team's competitors was on security at Government House in Wellington on the day back in 1983 when Prince Harry's older brother William took a shine to the iconic Kiwi toy.

On this royal visit, the Prime Minister's office has confirmed to Newshub the royals won't receive an official gift.

However for their wedding, a donation of $5000 was made to Pillars, a charity that supports children with a parent in prison. Pillars will host the couple in Auckland on October 30.

When Prince Harry visited the country in 2015, John Key told reporters at the time he was going to give the Duke a pounamu after he'd expressed interest in one while at the Anzac centenary in Gallipoli.

Sir Jerry Mateparae ended up giving him one himself, and the Prince also welcomed a shirt from the All Blacks.

Pirate says other than the gifts, Prince Harry gets no special treatment from the Kiwi Invictus team.

"A lot of Kiwis have called him 'cuz' which he just laughs at, but he loves the Kiwis. We have a really good sense of humour and we treat him just like another human being, as we would anyone else."