Meghan Markle cradling her baby bump in New Zealand (Picture)

Meghan Markle cradling her baby bump in New Zealand (Picture)
Meghan Markle cradling her baby bump in New Zealand (Picture)

Prince Harry shared an adorable photo of Meghan cradling her baby bump among giant redwoods in New Zealand as the couple’s 16-day royal tour came to an end.

The royal couple took the snap while visiting the Redwoods Forest in Rotorua on the final day of their marathon tour, during which they have also visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga.

The cute post on the Kensington Palace Instagram account came with a message from the Duke of Sussex, who on behalf of him and Meghan thanked the four countries they have visited for inspiring them.

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He said: “Thank you New Zealand for the most wonderful last week of our tour. It has been a privilege to meet so many friendly Kiwis.

The pair took in a walkway among the century-old trees, spoke to mountain bikers and emerged from the woods before stepping into a waiting car.

The post was captioned: “At the beautiful Redwoods Forest in Rotorua, home of treewalks, mountain biking and 100-year old trees.

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“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the spectacular Redwoods Treewalk… a series of suspension bridges traversing the gaps between its majestic trees, each with their own living deck to ensure viewing platforms adapt to the trees’ rapid growth without any harm.”

Harry and Meghan will now head back to the UK after a tour which saw them meet koalas and crowds in Sydney, try their hand at welly-wanging in New Zealand and take in traditional culture in Fiji.

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The buzz surrounding their visit was already high when Kensington Palace announced on the eve of the tour that the couple were expecting a baby next spring.

At their first engagement, they received their first gift for the future baby Sussex as governor-general of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife gave them a toy kangaroo and its joey along with some Ugg boots.