Meghan Markle baby: Prince Harry URGES Meghan to rest on Australia tour
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry announced last week that they are expecting their first child as they began their tour of Australia. After a taxing week of royal events, Prince Harry is ‘encouraging’ Meghan to rest.
On Monday, October 15, royal baby fever struck once more as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced they are expecting their first child.
The announcement came as the pair started their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been married five months, wasting no time in starting a family.
The royal baby is due to be born in the Spring of 2019, and pregnancy combined with royal duties is taking its toll on the Duchess.
This has meant Harry has set out for today’s engagements on his own as mother-to-be Meghan rests.
A Royal source said: “She wants to do everything, but Prince Harry is encouraging her to pace herself.”
This morning Harry travelled to Australia’s Fraser Island and took part in a traditional Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony.
Afterwards, the Duke unveiled a plaque for the dedication of the Forests of K’gari.
A more rested Meghan later joined her husband for a walkabout on Fraser Island.
She had spent this morning at their hotel resting for the day ahead.
The first week of their tour had seen the couple travel across Australia and attend multiple events, as well as taking time to meet royal fans.
Meghan was glowing as she arrived by car to meet her Harry, after a much-needed rest.
She wore a striped dress by Reformation and brown leather lace-up sandals.
The Duchess clutched her growing baby bump as she walked with her husband in Queensland.
A royal aide said of Meghan: “She isn’t sick, she just had a tiring few days and we were concerned about the roads on the island which are incredibly bumpy and uncomfortable for anyone, let alone a pregnant woman.
“But the Duchess was very keen to re-join the Duke at the last engagement of the day to greet the people of the island.”
The parents-to-be were given gifts including flowers and bears during the walkabout.
Tomorrow Meghan and Harry’s schedule sees them fly to Fiji’s capital – Suva.
According to a statement from the Government of Fiji, the Duke and Duchess will be greeted by a guard of honour at the airport in Nausori.
They will then attend a welcome ceremony known as Veirqarqaravi Vakavanua.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK