Britain’s Prince Harry was defeated by beloved wife, Meghan, as the two lovers faced off in a rubber gumboot game on Tuesday in Auckland, New Zealand.
Isabella Iti, a 10-year-old girl among the children who threw the rubber gumboats, said after the toss that
“There wasn’t too much of a rivalry. I think Meghan was thinking that there was no chance that she would win, but she did,” 10-year-old Isabella Iti, who was among the children who threw the rubber gumboot.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on the final leg of a Pacific tour.
They had visited Australia, Fiji and Tonga.
They were visiting a conservation area north of Auckland that had been set aside as part of a Commonwealth initiative to honor Queen Elizabeth’s 66 years on the British throne.
There, the couple split and each led a team of cheering children in a competition to see who could throw a rubber rainboot – known locally as a ‘gumboot’ – the farthest.
Meghan, wearing black J Crew jeans and a Karen Walker blazer, led her team to victory after tossing a blue boot about a meter (3.2 feet) further than Harry’s red one.
Gumboot throwing is famously associated with the rural town of Taihape, around 420 km (260 miles) south of Auckland, which hosts an annual gumboot festival.