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Photos & Roundup: October 18 – Royal Visit Australia – Day 3

After banana bread and rain storms, Day 3 of Royal Visit Australia kicks off in Melbourne! The third day of The Duke and Duchess’s visit to Australia was a busy one with six scheduled engagements and a few embargoed stops along the way.

OFFICIAL RECEPTION: Their Royal Highnesses will fly to Melbourne where the day will begin with a short walk to Government House, meeting members of the public along the way, before attending an official Reception at Government House. A diverse group of young Victorian leaders and community members will attend the Reception, including Queen’s Young Leader Hunter Johnson from The Man Cave. A demonstration of various sporting activities will take place in the grounds, with ambassadors from the This Girl Can campaign. Meghan was even persuaded to toss a rugby ball during the demonstrations. Once inside Harry and Meghan raced a scaled, miniature Formula 1 car designed and made by Trinity Grammar students. A hysterical moment ensued when the cars were launched, watch the video before to see Meghan get a surprise!

VIDEOS: Meghan Gets A Surprise | Meghan Joins In On Rugby Demostrations

ENTERPRISE CAFE: The Duke and Duchess visited Charcoal Lane, a social enterprise café which offers leadership, mentoring and training programmes for young Aboriginal people. Upon arrival the pair were shown a mural outside the building created by artist Robert Young, of Gunnai and Waradgerie heritage. Inside, Meghan was totally comfortable in the kitchen chatting with the head chef, Greg Hampton as he offered a crash course in indigenous Australian ingredients with a “touch, taste and smell” session. Afterwards, Harry and Meghan had lunch at the cafe.

VIDEOS: Harry And Meghan Get A Lession In Australian Food

WASTE WARRIORS: After a quick outfit change, and a ride on the iconic Melbourne tram Their Royal Highnesses visited Albert Park Primary School and met students who are involved in sustainability programmes. They call themselves the ‘Waste Warriors’. The Duke and Duchess learned how they use compost bins, a worm farm

VIDEOS: Speaking With Students About Sustainability

SOUTH MELBOURNE BEACH: Upon departure from the school, The Duke and Duchess headed to South Melbourne beach, where they met volunteers from a local beach patrol programme. Here Their Royal Highnesses learned about efforts to keep Port Phillip Bay beaches and foreshores clear of litter to reduce the negative impact on the marine environment.

VIDEOS: Harry And Meghan In South Melbourne

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Photos & Roundup: October 17 – Royal Visit Australia – Day 2

After a successful first day The Duke and Duchess spent the second day of their sixteen day tour in Dubbo, Australia. Engagements of the day had them interacting closely with the Dubbo community and surrounding areas. Engagements include visiting the Royal Flying Doctor and Victoria Park.

ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE: Their Royal Highnesses will fly to the town of Dubbo, situated on the Macquarie River, 300 kilometres northwest of Sydney. On arrival in Dubbo, The Duke and Duchess visited the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn more about the life-saving role the aviation service provides for people living in rural and regional areas. During their visit they helped celebrate 90 years by unveiling a new aircraft for the Royal Flying Doctors Service and cut the celebratory cake.

VIDEOS: Harry And Meghan Greet A Young Boy | Unveiling New AIrcraft For Royal Flying Doctors Service

MOUNTAIN VIEW FARM: With most of the state of New South Wales suffering from drought, Their Royal Highnesses will see first-hand the hardships local farmers are facing by visiting a local property. During their visit Harry and Meghan met with the Woodley family who have been running a livestock and crop farm for over five generations since 1887. The Duke and Duchess pitched in when it came time to feed the cattle. In a very hospitable gesture The Duchess of Sussex brought the family a load of banana bread she had baked at the Admiralty House the night before and Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend tea. A Palace aide said: “She loves baking and just decided to take something along with her on the spur of the moment.”

VICTORIA PARK: The Duke and Duchess then traveled to Victoria Park to join people from Dubbo and surrounding areas at a picnic in the park to celebrate community spirit within the region. Members of the public were invited to attend, and His Royal Highness gave an address in the pouring rain much to everyone’s delight. Meghan held the umbrella for Harry as she stood by his side.

VIDEOS: Harry And Meghan Bring The Rain To Victoria Park

SPORT AND EDUCATION: In the afternoon, The Duke and Duchess visited a local school working to improve the education outcomes of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Their Royal Highnesses met students and staff learning more about their work to improve life skills and employment prospects for Indigenous men, and reduce barriers keeping Indigenous female students from completing their education. In a separate embargoed (not previously announced) engagement Meghan stepped out on her own for her first solo engagement of the tour to meet and speak with students from Girls Academy.

VIDEOS: Harry And Meghan Get Warm Welcome From Students

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Photos & Roundup: October 16 – Royal Visit Australia – Day 1

It’s an exciting day, and it’s not just because it’s the start of the tour! This morning Kensington Palace confirmed that The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting a baby in Spring of 2019! How unexpected and exciting! Rumors kicked into high gear last Friday at Princess Eugenie’s wedding, and reports say that’s when Harry and Meghan actually informed the family of the pregnancy. Looks like 2019 will be another busy year for the couple and all us Royal Watchers! Now onto Royal Visit Australia!

It is currently (October, 16 2018) in Sydney, Australia and the official start of the tour. Harry and Meghan arrived yesterday to Admiralty House, their official home away from home for this leg of the tour. The couple reportedly spent the day relaxing and prepping for their busy schedule. You can view those photos here. The Duke and Duchess had a packed day with a variety of different engagements including visiting the Taronga Zoo and Sydney Opera House.

OFFICIAL WELCOMING: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off the royal tour around 9:00 AM (Sydney, Australia) at the Admiralty House where the couple were officially welcomed by Australia’s Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne Cosgrove with a formal reception. The Governor General and his wife Lynne welcomed Harry and Meghan with Akubra hats and the first set of gifts for the new baby including a pair of baby UGG boots and a stuffed kangaroo and it’s joey! During the reception The Duke and Duchess met with representatives from each of the eighteen countries who are participating in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be present.

VIDEOS: Official Welcome To Australia

TARONGA ZOO: For their first stop The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Taronga Zoo to officially open the new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning with New South Wales (NSW) Premier. The Duke and Duchess will meet two koalas and their joeys that are part of the Zoo’s breeding programme, Their Royal Highnesses seemed to be really taken with the koalas as they spent ample amount of time petting them. The pair concluded their visit in the laboratory where they met female conservation scientists who are working on efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trafficking.

VIDEOS: Meeting Koalas At Toranga Zoo

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE: The next stop was to the Sydney Opera House! Arriving by boat the duo sailed across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House where they viewed a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre, an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander modern dance company. Upon their departure, the pair walked along the Opera House forecourt, taking the opportunity to meet and shake hands with many members of the public who offered lots of congratulations, flowers, and gifts for the expecting Duchess.

EVENING RECEPTION: The first day of the visit concluded with a Reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House, attended by Australians from a broad range of sectors including charity and community, business and industry, arts and culture, sport and entertainment.

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Confirmed: The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Are Expecting A Baby!

Earlier this morning ahead of the official start of The Duke and Duchess’s first international tour as a married couple Kensington Palace announced that Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child with Prince Harry in the Spring of 2019. You can read their announcement below:

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.

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.

Members of the Royal Family were reportedly notified at Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday and are “delighted”. Meghan’s mom Doria has also been told the happy news and “…looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild”. As for Meghan’s health, it’s reported that she’s “feeling well” and has had her 12 week scan. There will also be no change in the tour schedule. The Duke and Duchess will still travel to Fiji and Tonga next week despite FCO advice that pregnant women should not travel to the region because of its moderate Zika risk. A spokesperson said “they had sought medical advice and decided to go ahead with their plans.”

Simply Meghan Markle would like to wish Their Royal Highnesses nothing but the best during this exciting time!

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Photos: October 15 – Royal Visit Australia – Arrivals


It’s Sunday night here in the states as well as other places in the world, but it’s early Monday morning in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down at Sydney Airport around 7 am (Sydney, Australia time) on a commercial Qantas flight. The duo were whisked away quickly and driven to Admiralty House where they will be staying while in Sydney. The couple will be spending the day relaxing and prepping for the busy days ahead. Meghan seems to be hard at work preparing for all of the upcoming meetings and engagements, as you can see from the purple binders she’s holding. Official engagements won’t start until October 16 (Sydney, Australia time). You can check out tomorrow’s schedule below.

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Tuesday October 16, 2018 – Day 1 – Sydney Australia

Official Welcoming – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will begin the tour with an official welcoming reception at Admiralty House, the official Sydney residence of the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove. Representatives from each of the eighteen countries who are participating in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be present.

Taronga Zoo – The Duke and Duchess will then travel to Taronga Zoo to officially open the new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning. The visit will also be attended by the New South Wales (NSW) Premier, The Duke and Duchess will meet two koalas and their joeys that are part of the Zoo’s breeding programme, and visit the laboratory to meet female conservation scientists who are working on efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trafficking.

Sydney Opera House – To depart the Zoo, The Duke and Duchess will travel by vessel across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House. Once inside, Their Royal Highnesses will view a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre, an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander modern dance company. Upon departure, walking along the Opera House forecourt, The Duke and Duchess will have an opportunity to meet members of the public.

Evening Reception – The first day of the visit will conclude with a Reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House, to be attended by Australians from a broad range of sectors including charity and community, business and industry, arts and culture, sport and entertainment.

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Photos: October 12 – The Wedding Of Princess Eugenie Of York And Mr. Jack Brooksbank

Today, (October 12, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex returned to Windor Castle for the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and her new husband Mr. Jack Brooksbank. After the ceremony the Royals waved them off as they started their carriage procession. The reception was held at the Yorks’ home afterwards.

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Queen of the World, Episode 1

No monarch in history has seen as much of the world or its people. Now, with privileged access to the Queen, her family and her residences for more than a year, this landmark series offers a unique insight into the Queen’s role as our first global monarch.

An unprecedented and exclusive portrait of the longest-serving and most respected head of state in the world in 2018.

In this part of the documentary, Duchess Meghan talks about her wedding dress and upcoming work with the Commonwealth.


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The Duchess of Sussex Hosts ‘Together’ Cookbook Launch

The Duchess of Sussex accompanied by Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and her mother Doria Ragland hosted a reception at Kensington Palace in London in honor of the release of her first solo project as a member of the Royal Family. A cookbook entitled ‘Together’: Our Community Cookbook featuring recipes from a group of women from The Hubb Community Kitchen affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community.

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The Duchess of Sussex Supports Cookbook Celebrating Community Kitchen

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex is supporting a new charity cookbook, which celebrates the power of cooking to bring people together.

Supported by The Royal Foundation and published by Penguin Random House companies, ‘Together: Our Community Kitchen’ showcases over 50 recipes from women whose community was affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

Last summer, a group of women gathered in a communal kitchen at the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in West London, where they could prepare fresh food for their families, friends and neighbours. As they cooked together and shared recipes, as a community they began to connect, heal and look forward. Word spread and more women joined in – this was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen.

The proceeds from the book will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, enabling it to stay open and to thrive.

The Duchess of Sussex first visited the kitchen in January 2018 and has continued to make regular private visits. United by their passion for cooking as a way of strengthening communities, The Duchess was inspired by how the project empowers women at a grassroots level, and championed the cookbook project as a way of ensuring the kitchen can continue transforming lives and communities through cooking. Her Royal Highness has written the foreword for ‘Together’, which features the women’s own personal recipes from across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean.

In the introduction, the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen wrote: “Our kitchen has always been a place of good food, love, support and friendship. We cook the recipes we’ve grown up with; there’s no stress, and the recipes always work because they have been made so many times – it’s proper comfort food…

“Swapping family recipes and moments of laughter gave us a sense of normality and home. We named ourselves the Hubb Community Kitchen to celebrate the thing that we all feel every time we meet – hubb means love in Arabic.”

“Through this charitable endeavour, the proceeds will allow the kitchen to thrive and keep the global spirit of community alive.”

Baroness Gail Rebuck, Chair of Penguin Random House, said: “We were instantly caught up by the extraordinary vision for this project with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Every woman who has contributed a recipe to this book has also contributed a fragment of their lives and memories. Each dish tells a story of culture, family and a sense of home.

“But most of all Together is an homage to life and friendship and we hope it will act as a symbol to all communities and encourage cooking together for life and joy.”

The Royal Foundation is administering the transfer of funds from the sale of ‘Together’ to the Hubb Community Kitchen and related projects. Profits from the sales of ‘Together’ will help keep the kitchen open for up to seven days a week and to widen its reach to others in the community.

For more information on Meghan’s first solo charity project visit: TheRoyalFoundation.Com | Penguin.Co.Uk

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Photos: September 04 – The Duke & Duchess Of Sussex Attend The WellChild Awards



Today, (September 04, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended The WellChild Awards at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, England. The WellChild Awards celebrate the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people, along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives. The Duke of Sussex has been Patron of WellChild since 2007. Tonight, the pair met with the winners of the awards and their families as well as other guests during a pre-ceremony reception. During the event Prince Harry presented the Award for Most Inspirational Child and delivered a powerful speech which you can read here. Afterwards The Duke and Duchess posed for official photos. I have added 131 high quality photos to the gallery, be sure to check them out!

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Photos: August 04 – The Wedding Of Charlie Van Straubenzee And Daisy Jenks

First of foremost, Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle! Today Meghan turns 37! Secondly, today (August 04, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the wedding of Charlie Van Straubenzee And Daisy Jenks in Surrey. Prince Harry was the best man for his longtime friend. This may be one of the few times if not the last time we see Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan this month as the royals usual take the month of August off from Royal duties before they resume in September. I have added 100+ high quality photos to the gallery, with special thanks to Holly at Evan-Peters.Com for some of the photos! Enjoy!

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Photos: July 17 – The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition

Today, (July 17, 2018) The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visited The Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre in London, England. During their visit they viewed some of the items in the exhibit, including the Robben Island Bible, which was actually a copy of Shakespeare plays disguised as a Bible. They also had the great pleasure of meeting Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela and Paul and Adelaide Joseph, Anti-Apartheld activist and close friends of Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie Mandela. I have added 100+ high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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Photos: July 11 – Royal Visit Dublin – Day Two

Hello everyone! Welcome to Royal Visit Dublin – Day Two! Today (July 11, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent a busy day learning about Ireland’s culture and heritage. kicked off their day meeting with President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne at his residence Aras an Uachtarain. While there the couple signed the guest book, and rang the Peace Bell, which was designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the Belfest Agreement. The real stars of the show turned out to be President Higgin’s two Bernese Mountain dogs, who crashed the official photos.

Next, The Duke and Duchess visited a Gaelic sports festival in Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association, where they met with young players and officials. Next up, the pair visited Trinity College where they saw the Book of Kells, and enjoyed a small tour of the Long Room of the Old Library and other treasures. Afterwards the duo greeted the excited crowds waiting for them.

After lunch the Duke and Duchess resumed their engagements for the day at the Famine Memorial, which commemorates the Great Famine of the 19th Century. Harry and Meghan met it’s sculptor Rowan Gillespie. Meghan seemed especially moved. On their next stop they visited the interactive EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum where they explored a tribute to Irish innovators. The final stop of the day was at DogPatch Labs, which is a co-working space for technology start-ups. Harry and Meghan met with young people who were taking part in the free workshops.

And that concludes The Duke and Duchess’s first official Royal Tour! I think they did really well! Please make sure to check out over 1,000+ high quality photos that have been added to the gallery. More will be added as the day and week goes on! I hope you all enjoyed the tour and the photos as much as we have!

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Photos: July 09 – The Christening Of Prince Louis Of Cambridge

Today, (July 09, 2018) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gathered at St James’s Palace with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the rest of their families for The Christening Of Prince Louis Of Cambridge. The private ceremony was viewed by Prince Charles and Camilla as well as the Middleton Family and Prince Louis’s Godparents – Nicholas van Cutsem, Guy Pelly, Harry Aubrey-Fletcher, Laura Meade, Robert Carter, and Lucy Middleton. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh did not attend. After the service guests went back to Clarence House for tea and cake. I have added 9 high quality photos to the gallery. Enjoy!

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