I'm just so grateful I got the opportunity to meet her face to face and never expected a hug. Trevor Maxwell, a local district councilman, quipped that he should not take the ceremonial weapon to the upcoming game between New Zealand and England's rugby teams on November 11.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited New Zealand on the final leg of their 16-day tour.
Harry shouted as he ushered the child back to his guardians.
Like she did in Auckland the day before, Meghan gave a special hug to one young royal fan allowing her through the barricade.
"I was just so shocked", she told BBC News.
The day began with the pair being given Maori cloaks, or Korowai, before Prince Harry and Meghan received a traditional welcome conducted nearly entirely in Maori. But, in between the fun and games and official royal duties Meghan and Harry broke unofficial royal protocol again by indulging in a bit of PDA. While acting was her full-time job, she spent a lot of her time off-screen inspiring people - especially women - through her social media accounts.
The couple spoke to conservationists working to protect the flightless birds native to New Zealand, which are becoming increasingly endangered.
But as far as we're concerned, Meghan should be allowed to put her hands in her pockets all she wants, especially while traveling.
The 37-year-old even sent Hannah a video message in 2016, personally thanking her for her support.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex then spent more than their allotted 30 minutes meeting the crowds outside.
"I watched a lot of interviews and just thought she was an wonderful person and human being", she said.