13 times Prince Harry rubbed noses in New Zealand

Some people dream of a little skin contact with Prince Harry - and if you're a Kiwi, it might just be a reality! While on a week-long tour of New Zealand, following a stop in Australia, the redheaded royal has happily engaged in traditional Hongi - or nose-to-nose rubs - with indigenous Maori, performers and politicians.

The traditional greeting is something the 30-year-old is getting to know for the first time, as this marks his first trip to New Zealand - one that has delayed the second-time uncle from meeting his new niece, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. But the country's citizens have been keen to offer gifts galore and special letters for Britain's newest royal.

CLICK THE IMAGE TO SEE EVERY TIME PRINCE HARRY RUBBED NOSES: A fan held a funny sign alluding to the unsolicited kiss in Sydney. Photo: © Getty Images

While in the south-west Pacific country, Prince Harry has enjoyed a traditional challenge (or "wero") from Maori warriors outside of Government House; spent time with local primary school children; visited the National War Memorial and reunited with his old school matron. Unlike in Sydney, he faced no unsolicited kisses from besotted fans.

Harry's tour follows another royal visit last year: that of Prince William, Kate and Prince George, during which the Cambridges delighted the world on an adorable play date in Wellington and enjoyed a greeting similar to their brother's from Maori in traditional dress.

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A statement issued by the palace before Harry's departure shared the prince's excitement. "He has heard so many great things about the country, not least from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge after their tour last year. He has made a number of Kiwi friends over the years, especially through the course of his military duties and can't wait to experience the country for himself."

We've rounded up all 13 of Prince Harry's traditional nose rubs. Jealous yet?


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