Prince Harry and Meghan Markle haven’t been shy in terms of showing their affection towards each other during their current royal tour in Australia.
On Sunday the couple took their PDA to the seas when they boarded a boat to watch the Elliott 7 Team racing during the Sailing event on day two of the Invictus Games in Sydney.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both wearing official Invictus Games jackets, held onto each other’s hands while out on the water.
Emotional Prince Harry breaks royal protocol
Earlier in the day the couple attended a lunctime reception, where an emotional Harry broke protocol as he hugged Invictus champions.
Having founded the Invictus Games back in 2014, there’s no doubt the Duke holds a special place in his heart for the paralympic-style event sporting event which recognises defence veterans.
The 34-year-old was seen hugging the UK team’s vice captain Michelle Turner at one stage, while pregnant Meghan, who had missed another Invictus event earlier that morning, watched on.
At the event hosted by the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex watched a didgeridoo performance before meeting with veterans’ support groups.
Meghan steals the show in monochrome outfit
The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex stunned in a crisp black and white outfit, which included a L’Agence Brea pinstripe blazer (AU $772), layered over a black turtleneck blouse.
She wore a pair of black jeans and her favourite black heels, Aquazurra’s Deneuve bow pumps.
In terms of Australian brands, she completed her accessories with an Oroton Avalon Zip Top Crossbody bag (AU $295) she has used before.
The couple met with athletes competing in the Invictus Games as well as support groups, particularly those focusing on mental health.
The Duke and Duchess were pictured meeting with the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, an organisation that supports children living in families affected by mental illness.
Earlier in the day Harry made a solo appearance as he met with the Australian team for day two of the Invictus Games.
Pregnant wife Meghan skipped the appearance at Sydney’s Olympic Park and the cycling medal presentation.
Kensington Palace said the couple had decided to cut back Meghan’s schedule “slightly” ahead of the couple’s visit to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
“After a busy program, the Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess’s schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week-and-a-half of the tour.”
Prince Harry steps out solo as pregnant Meghan skips appearance
The Duke of Sussex was in high spirits as he joked with athletes, after delivering a touching speech on Saturday night which mentioned his wife and their future baby.
“First of all, thank you for the welcome you have given Meghan and I over the last few days,” said the 34-year-old.
“I have been so proud to be able to introduce my wife to you and we have been so happy to be able to celebrate the personal joy of our newest addition with you all,” he then added.
Meghan watched her husband deliver the gushing speech, and of course couldn’t wipe the smile off her face.
Harry also spoke about the Invictus Games, a paralympic-style sporting event recognising defence veterans, which he founded in 2014.
“Our Invictus family has turned these games into a symbol of strength, honour and optimism for a new generation,” he said, giving a special message to the locals.
“I have a mission for all of you Aussies. And it’s not how many shrimps you can put on the barbie,” he joked.
“Our competitors have made it to these games, most of them travelling from many thousands of miles away.
“It’s your job to cheer them on and share their stories. It’s your privilege to watch in the stands or with your friends and families around the television.
“It’s your responsibility to make sure your children know how amazing these guys and girls really are.”
Harry and Meghan have been in the country since Monday, for a 16-day tour.
During that time, they will take in all the sights of Australia, before heading to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, meeting with locals and carrying out engagements at the Invictus Games in Sydney.
Kensington Palace has revealed that their trip ‘will focus on youth leadership, and projects being undertaken by young people to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the region’.
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