Ok, here’s where I admit that, yes, I am a royal groupie. I’m one of the young women in America that is IN LOVE with everything about the royal family. I don’t debate and fight for the politics or anything like that. I like Will and Kate, the kids are the cutest ever, and I love that they set a great example for families and show a different side of the royal family. Prince Harry has changed so much since his party days, I think especially due to his military service. Then there’s the fact that he’s a “hot ginger”.
After spending a month training in Australia, Prince Harry hopped over to New Zealand for his first visit to the island. Wanganui (Whanganui), the city I moved to, just happened to be on the list of stops along the royal visit. He was greeted with traditional Maori dances and spoke to the crowd at Putiki Marea, then took a trip down the Wanganui River (first royal to paddle along it) in a waka. At 1pm, Prince Harry had afternoon tea with veterans at the War Memorial Center in town. So can we guess where I was during his 2:15pm walkabout/meet-and-greet?? Yup, you got it!! I was standing as close to him as I possibly could. He shook our hands, but before I could get an up close picture, we were pushed back for an ambulance to be brought through. Before the Prince came out, an elderly Maori Warden collapse and we were pushed back. It was so exciting and amazing to have seen him. I knew I moved to New Zealand just in time 😀
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Best video ever is Prince Harry performing the haka (war dance) that he learning in only 20 minutes.
Prince Harry is in New Zealand for his first royal visit to the island nation.
Prince Harry at Putiki Marea.
Prince Harry padding the Wanganui River
Afternoon tea with veterans.
Yes!! I got to see Prince Harry and he shook our hands!! I think I’m love…
Outside the War Memorial Center.
Yes, someone actually DID have a sign that said “When Harry Met Sally”.