The prince and his better half have begun their first overseas tour as Meghan’s pregnancy news has send waves of happiness across the royal family. The royal couple arrived in Sydney and were presented with first of many gifts for their baby.
Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne, presented the Royal couple with a toy Kangaroo and a pair of Ugg boots.
Meghan is due to deliver in spring, an occassion which, would surely add ‘cherry on the cake’ for the couple.
Apart from Australia, the tour will see them visit New Zealand, Fiji,and Tonga. Prince Harry, speaking in Sydney said: “Thank you for the incredibly warm welcome and the chance to meet so many Aussies from all walks of life. “We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, boy or girl.”
The duke and duchess at the Sydney’s Admiralty House by flag-bearing representatives from 18 countries, who will be competing at the Invictus Games. The competition founded by the prince himself.
Besides, even Meghan could not resist to comment on such a cuddly present and said “Our first baby gift!” while Prince Harry described the boots as “awesome”.
The couple tied knot back in May this year, and have happily lived together since then. Besides, apart from gifting the child with Kangaroo and a pair of Ugg boots, the couple were given Akubras, traditional Australian hats.
When the duchess – wearing a white dress by Australian designer Karen Gee – was congratulated on her pregnancy, she replied: “Thank you so much. We are very excited.”
The couple later went to Sydney’s Taronga Zoo and were introduced to two joeys, which were solely named after them to mark the auspicious occasion of their marriage.
Meghan remarked that the koalas were “so, so sweet”.
The eventful series of event then saw thousand of people gathering around Sydney Opera House, where the couple took part in a walkabout. Loaded with happiness, the couple was then overloaded with presents as they received, soft toys, flowers and some other gifts by their well-wishers.
Among thousand was a one special person, Daphne Dunne, 98, whom the Prince picked out and greeted warmly.
Meghan told her: “I’m so glad I got to meet you. Harry has told me all about you and your special bond, it’s so lovely you came to see us, thank you.”
The Queen and other senior royals were told about the pregnancy on Friday, when they gathered in Windsor for Princess Eugenie’s wedding.