Prince Harry loses to Meghan in gum­boot toss

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WELLING­TON: Bri­tain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan threw rub­ber gum­boots on Tues­day as chil­dren cheered in a com­pe­ti­tion in Newzealand’slargestc­i­ty­ofauck­land, though Harry’s team ended up los­ing to his wife’s side.

A 6.1 mag­ni­tude earth­quake felt by thou­sands of peo­ple in New Zealand did not dis­rupt the sched­ule of the cou­ple, who ARE on THE inal LEG of A PACIIC tour that has in­cluded Aus­tralia, Fiji and Tonga.

“There wasn’t too much of a rivalry,” Is­abella Iti, 10, said after the gum­boot toss. “I think she was think­ing that there was no chance that she would win. But she did.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex were vis­it­ing a con­ser­va­tion area north of Auck­land that had been set aside as part of a Com­mon­wealth ini­tia­tive to hon­our Queen El­iz­a­beth’s 66 years on the Bri­tish throne.

There, the cou­ple split off and each led a team of cheer­ing chil­dren in a com­pe­ti­tion to see who could throw a rub­ber rain­boot — known lo­cally as a “gum­boot” — the far­thest.

For their wed­ding in May, Meghan and Harry had asked for char­i­ta­ble dona­tions in lieu of gifts.

Agence France-presse

Meghan par­tic­i­pates in a gum­boot throw­ing com­pe­ti­tion with Prince Harry in Auck­land on Tues­day.

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