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.
The royal tour continues with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex today arriving in Dubbo, about 300 km outside of Sydney. Their agenda includes a walkabout, a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a picnic at Victoria Park with members of the public and a stop by a girls’ school. I’ll get as much as I can up now, but may round out tomorrow as the day progresses – thank you, time zones.
A mid-afternoon reception took place at Admiralty House yesterday. The event gave the Duke and Duchess of Sussex the opportunity to meet representatives from charities, business, arts, sports and the local community.
Just hours after announcing that they are expecting their first child, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicked off their first full-length foreign tour is Sydney, Australia. This tour will see some 70 engagements over 16 days through four different countries, including the 2018 Invictus Games. It really is quite the debut.
Happy Monday, everyone! For those who haven’t seen the news yet, today was a big day – Kensington Palace announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child, due in the spring of 2019. Pregnancy rumors have been swirling for the last couple of weeks, hitting a crescendo when Meghan wore a loose-fitting Givenchy coat to Princess Eugenie’s wedding on Friday and appeared to be blocking her mid-section with a clutch as she walked into the chapel.
Yesterday, Kensington Palace released more information on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga. They will be abroad between October 16 and 31, with dates corresponding with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney.
We’re going to cover the Queen’s birthday concert and the rest of the day’s festivities later on, but in the meantime I want to write up Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s attendance at a reception in honor of the upcoming Invictus Games. This year the games will be held in Sydney, Australia in October and thanks to a slip from Meghan the other week, it sounds like the couple will be attending.
Well, I suppose this answers the question as to where the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were on Easter Sunday. Though their first engagements weren’t until today, the couple arrived in Australia a few days early and were staying privately with friends in New South Wales.
Moving right along, Charles and Camilla opened the Commonwealth Games today, though this Australian tour is not without controversy. There was confusion at the outset over whether Camilla would accompany her husband, which was later clarified by reports that she would join Charles for the start, but fly back to London early. Charles will wrap up the tour on April 10 solo due to Camilla having a difficult time traveling in significant heat.