Prince Harry performs the Haka with NZ military (watch video)

Prince Harry performs the Haka with NZ military (watch video)

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

13 May, 2015 | 4:07 pm

Prince Harry on Wednesday (May 13) joined the soldiers of New Zealand’s 1st Brigade in performing a traditional military haka on the fifth day of his official tour of the country.

Local media said he had just 20 minutes to learn the dance before performing it publicly.

He also visited Odyssey House in Christchurch, a therapy centre for drug and alcohol addictions.

After his visit to Odyssey House, he travelled by helicopter to Linton Army Camp at Palmerston North on the North Island where he got to drive an all-terrain vehicle and an armoured personnel carrier.

The prince also helped with an earth oven, called a hangi. It is a key part of the Maori method of cooking meat and vegetables using heated rocks buried in a pit.

Prince Harry ended his day with a game of touch rugby with students from Linton Camp School.

Queen Elizabeth’s 30-year-old grandson, the fourth in line to the throne, said he would quit the military in June following a four-week secondment with the Australian Defence Force. Like his father and elder brother William, Harry has taken on more official duties as the 88-year-old queen scales back her workload.

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