The parents-to-be, who are expected to welcome their firstborn in April, were greeted with a hongi (traditional nose rub) by High Commissioner Sir Jerry Mateparae and Deputy High Commissioner David Evans.
Harry and Meghan were asked to represent the royal family because they are the most recent royal visitors to New Zealand.
Meghan wore special jewelry for the occasion: the gold Boh Runga Discologo stud earrings which were given to her as a gift from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern during the couple’s royal tour.
According to the brand’s website, “in Māori mythology the Miromiro feather was a magic token of devotion that would bring loved ones back to you.”
On Friday, Kensington Palace issued a joint statement on behalf of Prince William, Kate Middleton, Harry, and Meghan.
“Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch.”
“We have all been fortunate to spend time in Christchurch and have felt the warm, open-hearted and generous spirit that is core to its remarkable people,” they wrote.
“No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of worship.”
“This senseless attack is an affront to the people of Christchurch and New Zealand, and the broader Muslim community. It is a horrifying assault on a way of life that embodies decency, community, and friendship,” the royal four continued.
“We know that from this devastation and deep mourning, the people of New Zealand will unite to show that such evil can never defeat compassion and tolerance.”
Both couples previously spent time in Christchurch, where two mosques were attacked. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were last there in 2014.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently visited in October 2018.