Prince Harry leads 'Te Aroha' waiata during Powhiri in Rotorua

Headlines 31/10/2018

Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle have been more than open to embracing the local languages during their visit to Aotearoa. From Meghan's Te Reo use, to Harry's Pasifika greetings, the couple have obviously done their research.

And now it appears as though Harry has gone above and beyond while at a powhiri in Rotorua today, after beginning his speech with a few sentences of Te Reo:

But it wasn't the speech that has caught everyone's attention, it was the waiata that followed. According to reports, Prince Harry lead those in attendance in a rendition of 'Te Aroha' to formally complete his whaikōrero, performing the song in full, in Te Reo.

He also made sure to thank the local Te Arawa people for the two korowai they presented the couple earlier in the day: 

Thank you so much for the beautiful cloak you have gifted myself and the duchess.

Today is the couple's last day in Aotearoa, they make a short stop in Wellington before returning home.