Royal shock! Meghan LOSES composure after receiving FRIGHT of her life from school kids
MEGHAN MARKLE received the shock of her life while meeting students from Trinity Grammar school at Government House in Melbourne on Thursday, momentarily losing her composure during an unsuspected demonstration.
The students were involved in the F1 in Schools programme, and showed off two miniature car sets on the state dining room table to the Royal couple.
Meghan and Harry were invited to race their own cars, but the students forgot to tell the Duchess one key detail.
When the cars are released at the start of each race, a loud noise is generated.
Upon hearing the sound unexpectedly, Meghan appeared to be caught off-guard, visibly taken aback, before bursting out laughing in shock and bending over with her head facing the ground.
I wanted to come here so badly but my mum said I had to go to school
The Duchess also faced a shock at her following engagement in Charcoal Lane, a restaurant in Fitzroy, Melbourne, where she sampled some bizarre local delicacies.
The couple were led on a ‘touch, taste and smell’ tour by the restaurant’s chef, Greg Hampton, which included ingredients such as Tasmanian pepper and strawberry gum.
The restaurant specialises in seasonal native food and offers training programmes for young people who have struggled to find employment.
On their lunch menu were Australian delicacies including chargrilled kangaroo and wild boar.
The Duke and Duchess also visited a mural created by Gunnai Waradgerie artist Robert Young located near Charcoal Lane restaurant.
The Royal couple caused mayhem on Thursday morning when they conducted a walkabout upon their arrival in Melbourne, meeting members of the public at the Royal Botanical Gardens and Government House.
One schoolgirl caused a stir by holding up a sign which read: “Worth the detention.”
Among the other Royal fans who did not make their way to school was Rhys Pratt, eight, who begged his mother Naomi to take the day off.
He said: “I wanted to come here so badly but my mum said I had to go to school.
“My dad is from Yorkshire in England and I really love Harry and Meghan, so after I promised to make a flag to give to them, my mum said she would take me.”
Another woman also confessed to skipping school in 1983 when Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Australia in a landmark 41-day tour.
Her sign read: “Harry, I wagged school in 1983 to meet your parents.”
The Duke and Duchess visited Albert Park Primary School after lunch, where they learnt about environmental sustainability from students.
The couple then took the tram towards south Melbourne, where they met volunteers at a local beach patrol programme.
The couple finally visited South Melbourne Beach with BeachPatrol, a network of volunteers who work to keep the city’s beaches and foreshores clear of littler and to reduce the negative impact of plastic on the marine environment.
Meghan and Harry returned to Sydney at the end of their engagements in anticipation for the launch of the Invictus Games on October 20.