Harry, Meghan and bump greeted in Australia

16 October, 2018, 18:26 | Author: Norman Carr
  • Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan arrive for a public walk at the Sydney Opera House in Sydney

As it is now 11pm in Australia at the time of writing, Meghan and Harry will no doubt be relaxing ready for a second day of royal appearances.

The couple, who announced on Monday they are expecting their first baby next spring, will also take in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga on their first official trip outside the United Kingdom and Ireland as a married couple.

And just a few hours after their big news was revealed, Harry gave a speech in which he touched upon their baby's gender.

Her mum Rachelle Gibbons said: "Sethunya is very excited to be Meghan's mini me".

Prince Harry and Meghan, who announced the previous day they're expecting their first child, are in Australia for their first royal tour as a married couple. "And we also genuinely couldn't think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, be it a boy or a girl, so thank you very, very much".

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

"Thank you for the incredibly warm welcome and the chance to meet so many Aussies from all walks of life", Prince Harry said at an official reception.

Staff at the zoo also showcased wallabies, quokkas and a short-legged echidna.

"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public".

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

The announcement of the Duchess's pregnancy looks set to ensure those with smiles will outnumber any locals with frowns.

After finding 98-year-old Daphne Dunne in the crowd of around 2,000 people, he said: "I was looking for you earlier and hoped you'd be here, it's so good to see you again".


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