With the royal pair due to arrive in Auckland with a day to spare in October, we made an itinerary with ways they could cram as much enjoyment as possible into their visit over a lovely spring day.
Official Itinerary - Tuesday 30 October 2018:
The couple are coming to Wynyard Quarter's waterfront on Tuesday, 30 October at 3.55pm as part of their Royal Tour of New Zealand.
Some extra suggestions for the Royal couple:
We came up with an alternate plan for their day out to see how they could see the city, and really take it all in.
11am: Take a drive through the domain for an official welcome at Auckland Museum. We could see the royals paying the museum a visit and having Ngati Whatua offer the royals and their entourage a pōwhiri. With the Māori experience ticked off their list of engagements they would decide to get themselves a good coffee.
12pm: The chauffeur double-parks on Tyler Street as Harry and Meghan pop in to Amano. The car circles the block as the duke and duchess get a private tour up at Ostro where they are convinced to come back for lunch. Meghan it turns out didn't realise how temperate New Zealand is this time of year and decides she might like a new outfit for after the boat trip. Slipping into a few of the Pavilions stores Meghan will be beside herself trying on local designers Karen Walker and Kate Sylvester.
1pm: It's time for a lunch at Ostro, and both Harry and Meghan are ravenous from their day's activities. They perch on the balcony overlooking the water.
3pm: They head to the Auckland Art Gallery for a look at the current exhibitions. The queen requests a Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt as memorabilia from every city they tour but failing that the pair select a nice coffee table book for her from the Auckland Art Gallery Shop.
7pm: With their entourage in tow they head up the Sky tower for dinner at the The Sugar Club. The pair get an aerial view over the city while they're at it. Afterwards Harry suggest they have a nightcap at MASU.
10pm: As the sun goes down, Auckland Seaplanes take the royals out to see the city lights and night views of the Waitemata Harbour. What a glorious way to end a beautiful day in our city!