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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle brought the house down in New Zealand with her rousing speech on women's rights, but her commentary on women's right to vote may have technically broken one of the royal family's strictest rules.

The pomp of 21-gun salutes and military bands on Government House's green lawn on Sunday will be world's apart from the fly fishing and whale watching of Meghan's last tour.

The royal couple were greeted by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

It upset her to see that an ad for dishwashing soap specifically targeted women, she said, and so she wrote a letter to the manufacturer, Procter & Gamble.

Meghan and Harry were also given blessings by local kaumatuas (Maori elders) and a traditional welcome to a beachside region, which included the performance of a waiata (a New Zealand folk song).

In her two-minute address at a reception celebrating the 125th anniversary of New Zealand becoming the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote, Meghan issued a "bravo" to the nation for its history-making move.

"Her mother contacted us and said that her daughter was planning to take her life but then saw the video and went to speak to her instead", said Jazz Thornton, co-founder of Voices of Hope.

It's a message the duchess has effectively spread as she's toured Australia, Fiji and Tonga in the past 10 days, and now New Zealand.

What's on the menu for the couple is being kept under wraps, but Kelly said her business partner and chef had busy tinkering with morning tea ideas that used a variety of Kiwi ingredients.

While she hadn't had any unusual requests she had been wondering about an appropriate greeting for the couple.

An umbrella could be in order later as intermittent showers are expected to hit the Nelson area today.

Prince Harry and Duchess Megan walk together at Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand on Monday.

"Meghan started to talk to them and I thought I'm just going to ask". They'll also travel to Auckland and Rotorua before flying home to London on Thursday.

The couple also met with National Party leader Simon Bridges and his wife Natalie.

"Because, yes, women's suffrage is about feminism", she added, "but feminism is about fairness".

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