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The Most Touching Moments from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Australian Tour


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The first week of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex‘s royal tour of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Tonga is officially complete. And what a whirlwind, with the Duke and Duchess undertaking multiple engagements—in multiple cities—throughout the country.

Royally need a debrief? Below, the top moments thus far.

Meghan’s Cooking Skills
Meghan delighted Australians (and the internet) when she brought homemade banana bread she baked the night before for an engagement on a family farm. Her reasoning? Benita Woodley, one of the family members on the farm, told The Mirror that royal said. And it wasn’t just any banana bread: it had chocolate chips and spices.

A Sweet Reunion
Prince Harry has met Daphne Dunne, a 98-year-old woman, not once, not twice, but three times now—she’s a royal superfan who comes out every time the Prince visits Australia. After a warm embrace, Harry brought over Meghan to meet her, and Dunne congratulated them both on the baby.

All Things Baby
Speaking of baby: The day before their tour began, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced they were expecting a child. And the Australians helped them celebrate the news, showering the couple with kind words, flowers, and lots of baby gifts. “Our first baby gift!” the Duchess exclaimed after receiving a toy kangaroo, complete with a joey, and a pair of baby Ugg boots.

Nonchalant Koalas
Meghan and Harry will undertake over 76 engagements on their 16-day tour. A delightful one in particular was when they met two koalas at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney—who, according to the photos, were very nonplussed about all the attention.

The Invictus Games
The Invictus Games, the tournament Prince Harry founded for wounded service men and women, is now on its fourth iteration. “Be inspired. Get excited. Allow the example of service and determination you will see, to change something big or small in your own lives,” Prince Harry said in a speech at the games’s opening ceremony.

Although the royal family can seem much about pomp and circumstance, this was a reminder of how they dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to important causes.

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