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