Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Duke of Sussex relishes sharing 'personal joy' of baby announcement

Duke of Sussex relishes sharing 'personal joy' of baby announcement

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 21: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talking with young kids during day two of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at Sydney Olympic Park on October 21, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

On the 21st of October, Sunday, the Kensington Palace officials released a statement claiming, "the Duke and the Duchess have chose to cut back", on their schedule.

The Duke of Sussex donned a pair of tight swimming trunks - known to Australians as budgie smugglers - over his jeans on the first day of competition of the Invictus Games in Sydney.

Meghan then joined her husband at a reception for Invictus competitors, their families and friends hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

The happy news of the couple's pregnancy was announced hours after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Sydney for their first major global tour since their wedding in May.

Royal watchers were split following the announcement, with some suggesting she was looking for "sympathy" while others defended the 37-year-old former actor.

According to Kensington Palace, the royal couple was scheduled to watch cycling and sailing events at the Invictus Games. Meghan loves children and she and Harry have been talking about wanting a family from the start.

On Friday, they will return to Sydney for the final days of the Invictus Games before flying home via New Zealand.

"You are the role models to us all, and you are going to put on one hell of a show over the next week", Prince Harry told the competitors in his address.

While visiting Melbourne, Australia, last week, Prince Harry and his wife were quizzed by Melbourne school children during a ride on the city's local tram.

The Invictus Games are athletic competitions involving wounded military personnel and have been credited for fostering hope and resilience in people traumatized during conflict.

She also talked about how she does yoga daily, and how being pregnant was "like having jet lag without actually traveling".

At the event, held in The Domain gardens, the prince was asked by someone in a crowd of onlookers where his wife was. "A new baby is a blessing and I look forward to seeing a little Meghan or a little Harry", he continued.

It's being reported that the Duchess is exhausted from the hectic tour schedule, which will see the couple attend 76 engagements over 16 days.

The Sussexes were due to visit the Hall Of Service, which contains 1,700 soil samples from each town, suburb and district in New South Wales listed as an address for First World War enlistees.

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