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The flag of the Prince Harry's Invictus Games broke and waved Friday over the iconic Harbor Bridge in Sydney as Harry and his American wife, Duchess Meghan, prepared to preside over the competition of wounded warriors, where they debuted as a couple a year ago in Toronto.

Harry, being Harry, climbed the bridge on Friday to send the flag of the games. Meghan, being pregnant and due in the spring, did not.

Many tourists, real or not, do it every year; Harry, 34, has done it before on previous visits to Sydney. He was accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and members of the Australian team in the three-hour race in more than 1,000 steps on the back of one of the bridge arches, while Sydney traffic went under of the bridge road.

Of course, Meghan, 37, did not intend to climb in spite of everything; She was not on the list as doing in the palace preview of her tour. Although those who are afraid of the heights gives them a frightening fear, the bridge climbers get a spectacular view of a beautiful city and harbor, with the beloved Sydney Opera House as a backdrop.

This time, Harry brought to Australia his invention, Invictus Games for military veterans with mental and physical injuries (founded in 2014), for a week of Olympic-style competition, with the sixth in the row of the throne and his Duchess to encourage them. .

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex walk on the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney on October 19, 2018, take off their shoes and put on tropical garlands on day 4 of their Down Under tour. (Photo: DAVID MOIR / AFP / Getty Images)

The Invictus Games are special for Harry and Meghan for another reason: It is where the world could see them for the first time in public as a couple, in Toronto, in the games of 2017.

She was dressed memorably in a baggy white "husband" shirt and artistically torn jeans, which have undoubtedly been banished in the back of her closet since she married the royal family.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle see wheelchair tennis at Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on September 25, 2017, in their first public appearance as a couple. (Photo: Samir Hussein / WireImage)

They met in the summer of 2016 and left for six months before the British tabloids said that Meghan, divorced and three years older than Harry, could be "the only one".

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They announced their commitment in November 2017 and were married on May 19 at Windsor Castle. Only five months later, on Monday, just when they had arrived in Sydney, Kensington Palace announced that they were expecting a baby, sending their fans all over the world across the moon.

The former actress ("Costumes") is now a royal duchess and working member of the British royal family; your baby will be seventh in line to the throne.

On Saturday, day 6 of his tour and the opening day of the games, he should be ready for more photos of the affectionate couple, and a hit with the Australians during his first days of repeated PDAs.

They must travel by boat to the Island of the Cockatoo for a driving challenge, then attend a reception at the Opera House, before attending the Opening Ceremony, where Harry must give a speech. For Sunday, they will see part of the competition in cycling and sailing.

Harry and Meghan will attend the opening and closing ceremonies. Around 500 athletes from 18 nations will compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball at venues around Sydney, which hosted the Olympic Games in 2000. The Invictus flag will fly 440 feet above Sydney Harbor until the games are played. close on October 27.

Prince Harry, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second on the right, and representatives of Invictus Games at the Sydney Harbor Bridge will send the Invictus Games flag on October 19, 2018. (Photo: Zak Hussein / AP)

The games are happening when the newlyweds Duke and Duchess of Sussex make a 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, their first international visit to Commonwealth countries, which is their assigned role in the British royal firm. .

Earlier on Friday, Harry and Meghan I walked barefoot through the famous Bondi Beach in the city to meet a group of surfers focused on mental wellbeing. The group, OneWave, meets weekly in an "anti-vibra circle" in the arena.

The surfers were dressed in noisy and outrageous fluorescent suits; Harry and Meghan were more relaxed (she wore a long striped Martin Grant dress with bare shoulders and black canvas wedge sandals), but her message to the group was clear.

"They're super passionate about mental health, they're showing that mental health does not discriminate," said OneWave co-founder Grant Trebilco.

Charlotte Connell, a member of OneWave, said that Harry spoke of his own experiences seeking counseling more than 20 years after his mother, Princess Diana, died in a car tunnel accident in Paris in 1997 when she was 12 years old. "Harry said it did not take him six months, but 18 months to find the right person to talk to.

Both Harry and Meghan used exercise as a way to stay well, Connell said. Meghan described being pregnant as something similar to having a jet lag.

Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan of Sussex sign a guestbook during the visit to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the right and his wife Jenny Morrison at the Kirribilli House in Sydney on October 19, 2018. Meghan She wore a sleeveless midi dress by Roxsandra With beige suede pumps. (Photo: Saeed Khan / AP)

"Even in his state of emergency, he got up in the morning and did yoga at 4.30 a.m.," Connell said. "She said it's so good to heal her mind," Connell added.

After Bondi, the couple made an unexpected visit to Macarthur Girls High School in Parramatta, in downtown Sydney. The students who shouted gave the couple a welcome rock star to a school assembly.

"When they came in, I felt my heart stop, and their presence just surprised everyone," said Rhiannon, a 15-year-old student.

Contributing: The Associated Press & Kirsty Wigglesworth in Sydney and Rod McGuirk in Canberra, Australia.