Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrived in Rotorua wearing pounamu pendants and poppy pins as they embarked on the final day of their royal tour to New Zealand.

The Duchess' pounamu koura was gifted to her by Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy. The piece was designed by Kiri Nathan and carved by Jason Nathan and represents "strength, integrity and authority".

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex waves to onlookers as she arrives in Rotorua. Photo / Pool
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex waves to onlookers as she arrives in Rotorua. Photo / Pool

Meghan paired her bespoke dress by British designer Stella McCartney with Manolo Blahnik BB pumps in navy.

The Duchess has worn Stella McCartney outfits a number of times, including on her wedding day, when she dazzled in a white mock-necked fit-and-flare gown designed for her wedding reception.

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During a visit to Te Papaiouru Marae, the couple had korowai (cloaks) placed on their shoulders by Kahurangi Milne and Ana Morrison. Meghan's cloak was woven by Te Arawa weaver Norma Sturley.

Korowai are placed on the shoulders of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ahead of a pōwhiri at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua. Photo / Getty Images
Korowai are placed on the shoulders of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ahead of a pōwhiri at Te Papaiouru Marae in Rotorua. Photo / Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess were officially welcomed onto the marae before enjoying lunch at Ohinemutu.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are welcomed during a pōwhiri at Te Papaiouru Marae. Photo / Getty Images
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are welcomed during a pōwhiri at Te Papaiouru Marae. Photo / Getty Images

The Duchess then changed into a Givenchy dress, before she and her husband visited the kiwi hatchery at Rainbow Springs.

They are now en route to the Government Gardens for the final public walkabout of their 16-day tour.