The special meaning behind Meghan's necklace
By Practical Parenting team
October 31 2018
The necklace was a gift from NZ Governor General Patsy Reddy and was created by artist Kiri Nathan. The New Zealand Pounamu necklace has a Maori design and the meaning behind it is “integrity, strength, status and power."
The Pounamu is found in the South Island of New Zealand and is traditionally handed down as an heirloom or given as a gift to affirm relationships, peace, love and safe journeys.
Meghan also wore a feathered Maori cloak (Korowai) which was created especially for the mum-to-be and acts as a protector, enveloping the wearer in strength, warmth and love.
The Duchess also wore some delicate gold earrings on the tour given to her by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have now completed their tour and are heading back to the UK.
The couple went for a stroll together in a redwoods forest – the last stop in their tour, and their 76th engagement.
Before leaving the forest, Harry said “It’s been great, thanks guys!”