Prince Harry displayed his fatherly qualities on the second day of his much very first royal tour with his wife to Australia. it was quite the busy day, with tons of engagements right from the start, when the couple touched down in the regional city of Dubbo.
The couple had quite the warm welcome, being greeted by a horde of excited school children, who were all trying t get the attention from the royal couple as they descended from their Royal Australian Airforce airplane. Harry was charming as always, allowing one of the schoolboys to stoke his beard and after he gave him a hug. The lucky schoolboy, Luke Vincent, 5, is a student at Buninyong Public school and was part of the welcoming ‘committee’ for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He had the luck of meeting the Prince and even stroking his beard. He also met Meghan Markle, who gave him a hug as well.
On Monday, Kensington Palace released the long-awaited news that the Duchess of Sussex was pregnant, much to the delight of Royal fans. In a statement, the Palace said: “Their Royal Highnesses are very pleased to announce the Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in Spring 2019.
“Their Royal Highnesses very much appreciate all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share their happy news.”
Commenting on Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland’s own excitement at the news, the statement added: “Ms. Doria Ragland is very happy about the lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”
It was reported that Prince Harry was an “emotional wreck” following the announcement of Meghan’s pregnancy, but he is overjoyed none the less.
A source told the Daily Mail: “It was something he wanted for a long time and he couldn’t be happier.
“He is so protective of her.”
The Royal couple visited the regional city of Dubbo, New South Wales, to pay a visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides vital health services to rural and remote communities across parts of Australia.
The couple also visited farmers who were affected by droughts which have crippled large parts of the country this year.
The couple also held a public picnic in Victoria Park, where Prince Harry gave a speech to the dozens of members of the public. They finished the second day of their tour with a visit to a local school working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.