Harry, 30, was reported to have had just 20 minutes to learn the traditional Ngati Tumatauenga haka war dance with soldiers from the Linton Military Camp.
"For him, the time frame allocated to teaching it wasn't enough, so there was frustration on his part because he really wanted to nail it,” Sgt. Major Brent Pene, who led the dance, told New Zealand’s One News. “I think he did.”
“As soldiers, it's not every day you have a member of the royal family doing the haka with you,” Pene said.
Harry’s dance moves were documented in Twitter videos posted by both Kensington Palace and the Governor-General of New Zealand.
The royal also met with wounded service personnel at the military camp, near Palmerston North, New Zealand. Harry has said he plans to continue to devote his time to wounded soldiers once he leaves the military.
While in New Zealand on behalf of his grandmother, the Queen, Harry has opened up about his desire to have children of his own and gave New Zealand school children a glimpse into his life as a royal.
When asked by a student if he lives in a castle, Harry, who revealed he calls his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, "granny,” had an answer ready.
“Sadly not,” Harry told the school child. “I don't even own a crown either.”
Prince Harry is scheduled to end his tour of New Zealand on May 16.