Pregnant Meghan takes break from Australia royal tour

Cheryl Sanders
October 21, 2018

The eyes of Australia - and indeed the world - are on the couple every time they step out during their 16 day tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chose to cut back Meghan's schedule "slightly" during their tour of Australasia, says Kensington Palace.

Priyanka Chopra who has been making headlines ever since she got into a relationship with Hollywood pop-singer Nick Jonas has now shared her excitement on Meghan Markle's pregnancy.

Prince Harry opened the fourth annual Invictus Games by climbing Australia's Sydney Harbour Bridge - which measures a whopping 134 metres (439 feet) high - to raise the tournament's flag.

"I said I felt sorry for her having to do all these meet-and-greets while 4 months pregnant!"

A Kensington Palace spokesman said: "After a busy programme, the duke and duchess have chose to cut back the duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week-and-a-half of the tour".

It wasn't long before the Duchess was back though, and by lunchtime, she emerged looking well-rested to attend a lunch with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at The Pavilion Restaurant, and later in the afternoon to watch the sailing. We have to make sure she is well-paced and not overdoing it.

If snapping pics with toddlers wasn't adorable enough, Meghan also bonded with another expectant mother from the OneWave group she and Harry met with early Friday morning at Bondi Beach. She wants to do everything, but Prince Harry is encouraging her to pace herself.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very welcome visitors" the group said at the start of the trip, pointedly adding that "Australians of all ages know the difference between this wonderful event and the questions of our nation's identity and future".

Prince Harry and Meghan made a surprise visit to the school on day four of their tour.

Meghan is still expected to travel with Harry to Fiji and Tonga but it is possible there may be some adjustments to her programme there as well. In one July interview with the Daily Mail, the former TV lighting director even said he was angered by his daughter's "sense of superiority".

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