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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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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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