The nickname the royal uses is so sweet.
The Duke of Sussex surprised royal fans in New Zealand when he revealed a very sweet name he uses to refer to his and wife Meghan’s unborn child.
The prince was talking to a crowd that gathered at Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island when he admitted that he refers to his future child as their “little bump”, whilst making a speech.
The Duke and Duchess were welcomed to this stunning part of the world with songs, prayers and the traditional hongis (nose kisses) by elders at the beachfront park on the South Island.
After the welcome by the Manawhenua ki Mohua people, Harry shared his excitement about their visit not just with his wife, but also with his unborn baby.
“From myself and my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the Queen and our family.
“We are so grateful for your hospitality and the work you do to look after this beautiful place.”
The couple is almost at the end of their 16-day tour. The couple visited Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga and met with lots of officials and common folk.
One of those is Barney Thomas, chief elder of the Manawhenua ki Mohua people, who was charmed by the couple’s visit.
Afterward, he said: “They have had a hectic tour and we really want them to come here and chill out with us with no pressure and no stress. They are such down to earth people, and we want them to be part of the family. I was saying there are two of you and there will be three of you soon.”
Their visit to the region went quite well, despite some drizzling rain, but that didn’t stop the couple from enjoying a stroll along the beachfront, a barbecue and a discussion about conservation with a ranger.
The pair dressed down for their visit, with Meghan opting for a pair of white Adidas trainers, tucking her little bump up warmly inside a waterproof coat.