Meghan Markle Australia tour: Where did ADORABLE necklace given to Meghan disappear to?
The Duchess of Sussex was handed a gorgeous homemade necklace on day three of her first overseas tour, but who made the pasta masterpiece?
Meghan Markle was given a homemade necklace as she travelled to Melbourne on the third day of her royal tour.
The Duchess of Sussex was handed the ribbon and gold-painted pasta accessory by Gavin and put it straight on.
Gavin had woken up with a cough on Thursday morning and insisted he should have the day off school.
He then went straight to work on his homemade gift and waited patiently along Government House Drive in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens to hand Meghan the gift.
Speaking before the royals arrived, Gavin’s mother, Rowan, said he got straight to creating the masterpiece after being too poorly to go to school.
He made the necklace using black ribbon and painted the decorations gold.
Meghan saw Gavin’s sign which read “I made you a necklace” and went straight over.
The duchess put it on and could be seen wearing it over her navy blue dress as she met other well-wishers who had turned out to greet her.
Gavin who was dressed in a pilot’s outfit said: “I made it with pasta and dipped them in gold paint and threaded the string through.”
But she took it off before attending her next engagement.
The royal family often receives gifts on official engagements, and release an annual list of everything they get, however they may choose to keep them, donate them or thrown them away, according to the royal family’s gift policy.
Some gifts could be accepted if they are valued at less than $208 (£150) and kept in storage for up to five years, incorporated into the Royal Collection, loaned or donated, or thrown out if there’s no use for them.
Meghan wore a navy Dion Lee dress and Martin Grant trench coat and the necklace was a perfect accessory to the outfit.
She finished the outfit with Manolo Blanik BB pumps and a gold cuff bracelet by British designer Shaun Lane.
The mum-to-be was showing off the first signs of a baby bump.
Prince Harry was dressed in a matching navy blue suit with a white shirt.
The couple spent the day in Melbourne, first at a reception at Government House, hosted by the Governor of Victoria, along with representatives of the This Girl Can movement.
They then travelled to Fitzroy to visit a Mission Australia social enterprise restaurant.
They finished the day with a visit to students at Albert Park Primary School and by helping cleaning up rubbish at Port Melbourne Beach.
Meghan and Harry are in the midst of their 16-day tour to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga.
It was recently announced Meghan is expected her first child in the spring, who will be seventh in line to the British throne and the queen’s eight great-grandchild.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK