Meghan Markle clings tightly to Prince Harry on the school trip

adminOctober 17, 2018




Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue their 16-day tour with a stop at a local school in Dubbo, Australia.

The couple visited the Clontarf Foundation and Dubbo Senior College Junior College, which works to improve the educational outcomes of young indigenous students.

When his car stopped at the entrance to the school, students and administrators lined up outside to greet Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, for their arrival.

Inside a classroom, Meghan left her husband to meet with school officials before being received by two student representatives.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

The two young girls accompanied her through an exhibition of photos and works on the wall and talked about the school's policies, attendance and programs, while the rest of her classmates watched.

At one point, Meghan laughed and rubbed the girl's back, before sitting on a sofa with the students to discuss their school experience.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

He also asked the girls what their favorite part of the school was and expressed how "happy" he was "to be here."

Soon after, Meghan and Harry met outside, where the rain intensified.

Although the couple was originally supposed to participate in a netball and football exercise session at the school oval, highlighting the importance of sports in education, the rain changed those plans and caused them to retire early from school.

Meghan Markle listening to the students

Meghan Markle listening to the students

Meghan Markle sitting with the students

Meghan Markle sitting with the students

Meghan Markle hugging a student

Meghan Markle hugging a student

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But the couple made sure not to leave before meeting the players in the different teams. Ignoring the security protocol, the prince greeted the students as they ran towards him.

The teachers tried to get the students to line up and not squeeze Harry, however, the prince was not at all puzzled and even posed for some sincere selfies.

Meghan Markle in the rain

Meghan Markle in the rain

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the rain

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the rain

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Earlier in the day, the royal couple met with a group of children from the local school who were gathered at the airport, including a small boy who was especially enthralled with Harry.

Once the prince greeted him, the five-year-old boy, identified as Luke Vincent of the Buninyong Public School, jumped into his arms to receive a giant hug before playfully stroking his face and pulling at his beard.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meeting with students

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle meeting with students

Meghan came quickly to meet the young animated fan and was greeted with a warm hug.

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The duo then attended the dedication to the names and the launch of a new plane in the Royal Flying Doctor Service fleet as part of 90-year celebrations of providing medical care to people living in remote regions of the country.

As they were introduced to many of the Base's doctors, nurses and volunteers, Meghan and Harry were also given demonstrations about the techniques, materials and supplies related to the emergency health of the service.

Prince Harry

Then, the couple visited Victoria Park for a picnic to celebrate the spirit of the community within the region, where the heavy rain began, just as Harry took the stage to deliver a speech.

The prince did everything possible to keep his pregnant wife dry and could be seen sweetly protecting the ex Costumes actress under an umbrella. But his other duty was, so Harry gave Meghan the umbrella so he could stay dry while he took the stage.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Luke Vincent

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Luke Vincent

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Showing that they are the perfect team, the real pregnant woman then walked on stage and insisted on returning the favor, protecting him while speaking to the crowd. While the mayor of Dubbo, Ben Shields, offered his umbrella to the prince, Harry said: "It's okay, I have my wife."

Harry and Meghan participate in a total of 76 commitments during their visit to Australia, so far they attend a welcome reception, visit the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and meet with fans.

At his reception the first day of his visit, Harry thanked Australia for the "incredibly warm welcome" they had received and the "opportunity to meet Australians from all walks of life."

"We also really could not think of a better place to announce the next baby," Harry said, "whether it's a boy or a girl."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry under an umbrella

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry under an umbrella

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Kensington Palace announced the couple's baby news on Monday in a statement that read: "Your Royal Highnesses." The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019 Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated "all the support they have received from people all over the world since their wedding in May and we are delighted to share this happy news with the public."



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