Prince Harry Scales Sydney Harbor Bridge Without Meghan Markle

adminOctober 19, 2018




Prince Harry showed his reckless side, and enjoyed a world-famous sight, during his royal tour Down Under.

The 34-year-old royal climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge on Friday (local time) to raise the Invictus flag, officially at the Invictus Games of 2018.

Harry joined the climb of more than 1,000 by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, but Prince Meghan Markle's wife, who is waiting for the couple's first child, remained firmly planted on the ground.

They also joined Harry in his upward adventure, the athletes of Invictus Games, Luke Hill, Ruth Hunt, Heidi Joosten and Michael Lyddiard, as well as Gwen Cherne, whose late husband served in Cambodia, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Prince Harry climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge

On the way up, the prince, who wore a black Invictus Games shirt and a khaki with sunglasses, stopped several times to watch the view, control his team and greet the camera cheerfully. When he finally reached the top, Harry observed his surroundings, including the much larger than he expected, a black, white and yellow Invictus flag.

"This is a great flag," he said, before helping to raise it next to the Australian national flag, which was already proudly in the wind.

During the walk of the group, the cars honked to Harry when they passed. He also thanked the security officers on the bridge and shook hands before going to ground level, where he met with cheers and applause.

Prince Harry climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry on the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry on the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry hugging a fellow climber

Prince Harry hugging a fellow climber

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This is the first out of the couple's 76-game tour in which Meghan, who has just started her second trimester, did not participate.

The official BridgeClimb site lists specific guidelines for pregnant climbers. If you are less than 24 weeks pregnant, you can participate with a Certificate of Physical Condition Form signed by your doctor; however, if you are more than 24 weeks pregnant, you can not climb.

Prince Harry climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge

Prince Harry

Prince Harry

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The prince is no stranger to a small danger. He flew in the back of a Spitfire, which he controlled during a part of the flight, in 2015 and has been called "natural" in skydiving. He has even climbed the Sydney Harbor Bridge before, in 2005.

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Meghan and Harry began their tour in Sydney before taking day trips to Melbourne and Dubbo.

Before climbing the bridge on Friday, Meghan, 37, and Harry were greeted at the famous Bondi Beach by Grant Trebilco and Sam Schumacher, founders of OneWave.

The local surfing community group, dressed in colors, spoke with royalty about their dedication to create awareness about mental health and well-being in an attractive way.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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While there, Meghan talked about her pregnancy to author Charlotte Connell, who was also pregnant, and explained that her little girl was already taking care of her at night.

"Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having a jet lag," said Connell, as reported by Sky News. "She said she had gotten up at 4:30 a.m. this morning doing yoga in her room because she could not sleep."

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle

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Then they participated in the "Friday of Fluro" session, where people of all ages share their experiences of mental health problems in an "anti-vibra circle".

The couple also had the opportunity to interact with others while enjoying yoga and surfing, and Harry even helped wax a surfboard.

Prince Harry waxing a surfboard

Prince Harry waxing a surfboard

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

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After their trip to the beach, the two headed to Macarthur Girls High School, where they met with students involved in the "In League in Harmony Youth Advocate" program, which aims to unite and inspire young people to be advocates for cohesion and inclusion in their communities. .

They also participated in a workshop on social justice and youth empowerment.

The royal couple is already back in Sydney for the first weekend of the Invictus Games, which will begin with their opening ceremony on Saturday.

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The Paralympic style competition for injured and recovering veterans and veterans from around the world includes sports such as wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball and indoor rowing.

His 16-day tour will also include brief visits to island nations of Fiji and Tonga before the royal couple returns to Australia and then heads to New Zealand.



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