Harry and Meghan touch down in Australia for start of royal tour

16 October, 2018, 18:30 | Author: Regina Boyd
  • Meghan Markle waves as she leaves with Prince Harry after watching a hip hop opera performance by young people involved in the Full Effect programme at the Nottingham Academy school in Nottingham England Friday Dec. 1 2017

"And especially even more so, this is my wife's first visit here, so I'm very excited to show her this incredible country of yours".

Among those taken by surprise by the announcement were their Sydney hosts, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Lynne Cosgrove.

It was also announced that the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were "delighted" with the news.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (aka Meghan Markle) and Prince Harry attend a welcome reception at the Admiralty House on Tuesday evening (October 16) in Sydney, Australia.

The pre-baby bash usually sees expectant mothers showered in gifts and treats ahead of the baby's arrival.

The duke opened the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning before the couple got the chance to take in the sights of the city on a boat ride across the harbour to the Opera House.

Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting a baby girl, according to a psychic cat.

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West, a long-time Trump supporter, also decried the allegedly widespread expectation that all black people should be Democrats. West also used a recent " Saturday Night Live " episode to go off on a pro-Trump rant , eliciting boos from the crowd.

Kensington Palace announced that the couple were expecting yesterday, stating that the baby would be arriving in Spring 2019.

It was the third time that they had met since Harry's eye caught sight of a Victoria Cross medal on her chest during a Sydney visit in 2015.

Meghan said the koalas were "so, so sweet", while Harry reached to pet one of the animals and asked about their diet and sleeping habits.

They then spent a while in the sun, greeting crowds close to the Sydney Opera House spending time with royal fans.

"I'm so happy to finally meet you", Meghan added.

The final stop of the day will see Meghan and Harry visit a local school to play netball and touch football with the children.

This is their first major trip overseas as a married couple.

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