It’s just been announced that the Duchess of Sussex is expecting her first child with Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle showed off her maternal side when she greeted crowds in Sydney today.
The 37-year-old visited the Opera House with the 34-year-old Duke of Sussex to watch a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
And while greeting members of the public outside, the Duchess made one little girl’s dreams come true when she told the youngster she looks just like her when she was younger.
Sethunya Gibbons from Milperra in Sydney was ecstatic when she told Yahoo Lifestyle that Meghan had stopped and spoken to her on Sydney Harbour after she had waited four hours for the royal couple to appear.
“Meghan said she looked like me when she was younger,” Sethunya said, in a video which can be watched above.
Then Prince Harry came over and asked Sethunya if she wanted a photo with her idol.
“He took my phone and took a photo of me and Meghan together.”
Sethunya, who was with her grandmother Sharon Gibbons and cousin Rebecca Gibbons, was wearing a top with the logo ‘Girls Can Do Anything’ emblazoned on the front.
She said Meghan stopped and exclaimed, ‘girls CAN do anything’, when she saw what she was wearing.
Another little girl, called Dempsey from Camden in south-west Sydney, held up a sign which read ‘Dempsey Loves Meghan’ for hours while waiting for Meghan and Harry to make an appearance.
“She looked really pretty and I gave her a little bear, which was a koala bear and I told her that we have the same birthday as each other,” Dempsey told Yahoo Lifestyle.
“She said that’s really cool and she really liked the teddy bear and I’m really happy for her that she’s having a baby.”
Their Sydney outings comes just one day after they picked the Australian city to announce that they are expecting their first child together.
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” a statement from Kensington Palace read.
“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated 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 this happy news with the public.”
When it came to picking out names for the baby, members of the Sydney public congregated at the Opera House had their say.
Many told Yahoo Lifestyle they favoured the names Diana, Spencer or even Sydney.
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