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Prince Harry Meets Namesake Lizard in New Zealand

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During the second day of his visit to New Zealand, Prince Harry has met his reptilian namesake, a 100-year-old Tuatara lizard called Henry.

The Tuatara is only found in New Zealand where it is revered in native Maori culture as a messenger of the gods.Prince Harry and namesake lizard

Prince was christened Henry Charles Albert David when he was born in 1984, even though he is known as Harry.

The prince met the reptile at Invercargill Airport before flying to New Zealand’s most southern and remote community on Stewart Island.

Prince Harry also visited Stewart Island, a remote island with just 380 residents, before making it onto Ulva Island, a rainforest paradise.

The island hosts an assortment of wildlife and has been visited by both Prince Philip and Prince Edward on previous trips.