Day Three of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour kicked off in Melbourne today, featuring yet another jam-packed schedule full of walkabouts, school visits and screaming fans.
After a short flight from Sydney to Melbourne, the two began their itinerary by greeting well-wishers lined up at Government House. Some fans, however, are more passionate than others:
Her sign, which apparently caught his attention, read: “Been here since 4 am, loved you since I was eight.” As far as messaging goes, it was succinct and effective, so one must give credit where it’s due.
On the docket at Government House was a walk through the Botanical Gardens, a brief reception to meet local youth leaders and a demonstration of sporting activities from the This Girl Can campaign.
Later stops included a visit to a social cafe for a lunch of quinoa, wild boar and kangaroo, and a stop by a local primary school focused on sustainability. Video captured from royal reporter Rebecca English offers a candid moment:
And another from the cafe by royal reporter Roya Nikkah:
Later on we’ll see the two stop by South Melbourne beach via Melbourne tram.
In the meantime, let’s quickly cover off on Meghan’s ensemble. I at first thought this was another Roland Mouret number given it’s similarity to the dress she wore on the eve of her wedding and its zipper, but in fact it is another Australian brand, Dion Lee, whose website has promptly crashed given all the newfound interest. Congrats to them.
I think the dress is a clear win, which the Duchess paired with a pair of Manolo Blahnik suede heels and the same Martin Grant trench she wore on Monday. The other new item of note is the Gucci clutch, which adds a little touch of over-the-top glam. Meanwhile, the sweetest accessory is the necklace – handmade and given to her by a child who came to greet her and Harry at the walkabout.
With that, I will leave you until tomorrow. The evening will bring another full day in Sydney to cover 🙂