After starting the Invictus Games in Sydney over the weekend, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry traveled to Australia's Fraser Island on Monday morning, local time.
Meghan, who recently announced her pregnancy, was wearing a white and burgundy polka-dot dress with a tie on the waist by & Other Stories and brown flip-flops by Sarah Flint. She gathered her hair in a ponytail.
The royal couple got off the plane together holding hands when Meghan got into a car and Harry entered another. Prince Harry then boarded a barge to take him to his first engagements of the day, while Meghan boarded a boat from Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours to take her to another area of the island. Meghan will probably meet with Harry to meet and greet the locals at the end of the day.
Meghan smiled when she arrived at the marina in Hervey Bay and greeted a group of locals who stopped to greet her on the dock.
Over the weekend, the palace announced that Meghan, who is expecting her first child in the spring, will reduce her busy tour schedule by a few days to rest while Harry embarks on certain solo commitments.
After the announcement of her pregnancy, a real source told PEOPLE that Meghan had had her 12-week ultrasound and was "feeling good."
Since they came down low, Meghan and Harry have kept a full schedule at an intense pace, opening the Anzac Memorial for the fallen veterans, opening the Invictus Games, going out to Bondi Beach and even receiving their "first baby gift" .
"Thank you for the welcome you have given Meghan and me in the last few days," Harry said in his speech at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. "I felt very proud to be able to introduce you to my wife and we are very happy to celebrate the personal joy of our new incorporation with all of you."
Located about 800 miles from Sydney, Fraser Island, also known as K & # 39; gari, by the locals, is the largest sand island in the world and has a total of 206,970 acres of protected forest.
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During his first engagement of the day, Harry was greeted by the Island's Traditional Owners, known as the Butchulla people and the Queensland Prime Minister. Then he participated in a traditional Smoking Ceremony to the Country and discovered a plaque for the dedication of the Forest of Kerry to the Pavilion of the Commonwealth of the Queen (a unique network of forest conservation initiatives, involving the 53 Commonwealth countries).
Then, Harry will visit one of the iconic lakes of Fraser Island to meet with local elders and park rangers to learn about the natural beauty, rich history, biodiversity and cultural importance of the island.
Then you will travel to the beach to learn about the history of the island's logging trade, as well as its use as a training base for the Special Unit of Australia Z during World War II.
Afterwards, you will travel by boat to Kingfisher Bay, where you will conclude the tour with a walk along the picturesque jetty of Kingfisher Bay.
On Tuesday, his 16-day tour will take Harry and Meghan to Fiji.