See how Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern greeted Prince William – intimate hongi

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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William was in Auckland New Zealand on Thursday for a 2-day visit. One spectacular thing people noticed was how Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand greeted him – a Maori nose press, or intimate hongi.

During the visit, Prince William met with the victims of the Christchurch terror attack which saw 50 people killed at two mosques last month. He also attended Anzac Day memorial service; New Zealand and Australia’s national day of remembrance.

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On behalf of the Queen, William laid a wreath at the Cenotaph memorial in Auckland.

Prince William was also greeted with a Maori nose press by the returned serviceman at Anzac Day service at the Auckland War Memorial

The Maori nose press or hongi is a traditional greeting of New Zealand’s Maori people


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