Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Harry, Meghan get baby gifts, meet koalas Down Under

Harry, Meghan get baby gifts, meet koalas Down Under

Her mum Rachelle Gibbons said: "Sethunya is very excited to be Meghan's mini me".

Among those taken by surprise by the announcement were their Sydney hosts, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Lynne Cosgrove.

They met some furry Australian icons - Koalas - two of which are named Meghan and Harry in celebration of the Duke and Duchess' May nuptials.

A pregnant Meghan and her husband Prince Harry kicked off their royal duties down under on Tuesday (October 16), by cuddling a koala at an Australian zoo.

"Here's your first gift for the nursery", the governor-general told the couple during a welcome ceremony at his official residence, Admiralty House. Daphne has been dubbed Harry's "favorite Aussie".

On Sunday, Kensington Palace announced that Meghan and Harry are expecting their first child, due in spring 2019.

Several of them congratulated the couple on their baby news, with Meghan, who was wearing a bracelet and earrings which belonged to Diana, replying: "Thank you so much".

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The royal family is also super stoked.

They then spent a while in the sun, greeting crowds close to the Sydney Opera House spending time with royal fans.

The prince told Ms Dunne: "I was looking for you earlier and hoped you'd be here, it's so good to see you again".

Harry and Meghan's tour is a royal duty which, at many times throughout the day, felt and looked like a fine-tuned campaign.

Meghan said: "I'm so glad I got to meet you. Harry is a wonderful man and I'm so happy he had found happiness, they both deserve the absolute world together".

Ahead of the visit, royal watchers have been painting the town red and blue, with business owners decorating their shopfronts with cut outs of the married couple.

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