Meghan cradles her baby bump on Sydney beach before she and Harry kick off their shoes
Harry and Meghan visited some of Sydney’s most iconic sights today as they kicked off their shoes and took part in an ‘anti-bad vibes circle’ on Bondi beach before the prince scaled Harbour Bridge.
The city, which has been gripped by ‘Meg-Mania’, was filled with thousands of loyal fans as the Duke of Sussex and his pregnant wife travelled back east from Melbourne to kick off the fourth day of their tour Down Under.
Harry and Meghan, who cradled her baby bump in a £880 (AUD$1,615, USD$1,148) maxi-dress, arrived at Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach first thing in the morning, joining the OneWave group to discuss mental health on the iconic stretch of sand.
During the session, Meghan spoke candidly about her pregnancy, telling another expectant mother that it felt ‘rather like jet lag’, while Harry was praised for his openness about his mental health battles.
Harry kicked off his shoes as soon as he hit the Bondi sand, before his beaming wife, wearing a dress by Australian designer Martin Grant, followed suit and unstrapped her heeled wedges.
The royal couple then spoke to children at a nearby school about equality, where a proud and passionate Meghan told students how her upbringing and first job ‘taking out the trash’ had made her the person she is today.
The Duchess was then given the afternoon off as Harry scrambled up Harbour Bridge with competitors from the Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded or sick armed forces veterans created by the prince.
In their final engagements on Friday, the royals met with Australia’s opposition leader Bill Shorten and his wife Chloe Shorten, at Admiralty House, then the Prime Minister and his wife Scott and Jenny Morrison, at Kirribilli House.
Mr Shorten said it was a ‘privilege’ to meet the Duke and Duchess – despite being a staunch Republican.