Another Day, Another (Australian) Beach

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off Day Four of their tour on yet another beach, this time in Sydney – and this time with Megan in more thematically appropriate ensemble. Actually, the photos from today are hilarious, particularly if you don’t know what the nature of the engagement is. So, I guess, feel free to skip the text in this post completely and just mentally caption these images.

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But just in case – the engagement was participating in Flouro Friday, a mental health awareness “session” with surfing group One Wave. It included group hugs, yoga mats and a lot of flowers and color.

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The couple removed their shoes and donned floral leis upon arriving, before joining a group discussion about mental health. Harry shared during the conversation that it took him 18 months to find the right therapist, following up on last year’s disclosure that he has suffered from mental health issues of his own and has found talk therapy helpful.

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Megan, meanwhile, discussed her practice of yoga, noting that she finds it very mentally “healing.” She said that she’s been waking up at 4:30 am during the tour to exercise, which at first made me question whether she was actually human, given that she’s apparently baking banana bread after full days of engagements, but a royal reporter noted that most of the English party has been waking up at 4:30 thanks to jet lag.

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Still, between her pregnancy and the nature of some of these engagements, not to mention the blur of meeting so many people and hopping about, she must be exhausted. She did note that thus far the effects of her pregnancy have pretty much just been feeling jet lagged, which I would imagine is all the more complicated in a completely different time zone.

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At first blush, I thought this dress was a black and white stripe, but in fact it’s a mix of browns and creams. Her wedge heels, like a girl after Kate’s own heart, are by Castañer. The dress is by Martin Grant, the same designer of the trench coat she wore yesterday and Monday.

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It actually has quite a bit of volume in its skirt, which you can tell better in images of them arriving at Bondi Beach:

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Overall, I liked it. I’m not bowled over it by it, but it’s a marked improvement on beach attire from yesterday’s trench coat and ballet flats, so I’ll take it 🙂

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I’ll follow up in a few with the rest of the day’s engagements, which naturally necessitated a costume change.

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