Hug for Harry as five-year-old Luke steals the show

Rosalie Gross
October 18, 2018

Prince Harry told the thousands who had come out to see the royal couple in Dubbo, about 300 km (185 miles) northwest of Sydney.

If pregnancy has affected Meghan's energy, it has not stopped her bringing a new approach to the royal tour.

The royal couple met with flying doctors and drought-stricken farmers.

Duchess Meghan - who is expecting her first baby with husband Prince Harry in the spring - said she had been feeling a bit exhausted but will continue with all 76 of the engagements of her 16-day tour of the Commonwealth.

One of the children was an adorable 5-year-old boy named Luke Vincent, who seemed to be infatuated with the couple. She suspected Harry's beard reminded Luke of his favourite celebrity, Santa Claus. The Duchess Of Sussex decided 'on the spur of the moment, ' to bake a banana bread on Tuesday night at Admiralty House, the Mansion Home of the Govenor General of Australia.

The royal couple also visited a school which is focused on improving education of indigenous Australians, and attended a community event in Dubbo, where Harry praised the area's farmers for their endurance in the face of the hardship of the drought.

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"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019", a statement from Kensington Palace announced.

When Meghan Markle stepped off the plane in Dubbo with husband Prince Harry yesterday, all eyes were on her pared-back outfit - especially the grey check blazer from her bestie Serena Williams' clothing line.

Harry was offered his own umbrella by the town's mayor before the speech, but replied he didn't need one, joking: "It's alright, I've got my wife!"

"We have known each other for a long time, but we really are relying on each other a lot recently".

They were then hosted by the Woodley family on their farm, which they've been farming for five generations, and Meghan revealed she'd baked a loaf of banana bread during her stay in Sydney the previous day.

Drought conditions in New South Wales state this year have been the most widespread since 1965.

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