Meghan Markle honours Princess Diana on her first royal tour

Glen Norman
October 16, 2018

Meghan and Harry tend to keep things a bit more modern, with Meghan in particular showing a preference for sustainable brands.

Meghan stepped out wearing the AU$1,800 (£972) shift dress on the first day of her and Harry's tour of Australia, fittingly going for an Aussie designer.

The news of the pregnancy was announced after the couple arrived in Sydney on Monday and 15 hours before their first public appearance.

Kicking off a trip that will include Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, the couple began by seeing the sights of Sydney.

They received a soft kangaroo and joey from Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Cosgrove.

Australia's Governor-General presented the Duke and Duchess with their first baby gifts.


Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, revealed their baby news through a statement shared on social media by Kensington Palace, which said the happy couple were "delighted" to be able to share the exciting news with the public.

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered her "warmest congratulations" on the news, which provided a bit of relief from concerns about the stalled Brexit negotiations.

But while the Duchess has been inundated with support from across the United Kingdom and her native America, there's one very stateside tradition that she's expected to miss out on.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk with Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney.

It won't be the first time Harry has had to courageous the rain in Sydney. She seemed genuinely enthusiastic about the fact that she could now share the news ...

"Oh my goodness, is this Daphne?" the duchess asked.


She added, "I congratulated them on their baby and said I wished them all the happiness they deserve".

And, perhaps, the first member of the family to don Ugg boots.

Also during the day, the couple were greeted at Admiralty House by flag-bearing representatives from the 18 countries who will be competing at the Invictus Games in Sydney.

The tour coincides with the third Invictus Games, an worldwide sports competition Harry founded in 2014 for wounded veterans and members of the military, which kicks off Saturday.

The couple spent a few minutes talking to Mrs Dunne, who at one point put her hand on the Prince's face, before his wife Meghan leaned in to kiss Mrs Dunne. Meghan replied: "Thank you so much. We are very excited".


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