Monday 17 December 2018

Meghan Markle displays tiny baby bump in action packed day with Prince Harry in Australia

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex waives to members of the public on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of a local surfing community group, known as OneWave, who raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Bondi Beach in Sydney on October 19, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after a "Fluro Friday" session run by OneWave, a local surfing community group who raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after a "Fluro Friday" session run by OneWave, a local surfing community group who raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meet members of a local surfing community group, known as OneWave, who raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Bondi Beach in Sydney on October 19, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex leave after a "Fluro Friday" session run by OneWave, a local surfing community group who raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex receives a box of tropical garlands from a child as they attend a "Fluro Friday" session run by OneWave, a local surfing community group who raise awareness for mental health and wellbeing, at Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk on South Melbourne beach in Melbourne on October 18, 2019
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk on South Melbourne Beach where they met community groups in Melbourne on October 18, 2018
Britain's Prince Harry (R) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wave to well-wishers during a public walk in Melbourne on October 18, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to talk to OneWave members, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing on Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to talk to OneWave members, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing on Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to OneWave members, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing on Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to talk to OneWave members, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing on Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Macarthur Girls High School on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex reacts during her visit to Macarthur Girls High School on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex watch a performance during their visit to Macarthur Girls High School on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talks to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talks to members of OneWave, an awareness group for mental health and wellbeing at South Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk down to Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex looks on as she meets members of the public before attending an official reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex looks on as she meets members of the public before attending an official reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk at South Melbourne Beach on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at South Melbourne Beach on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at South Melbourne Beach on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a beach clean up on South Melbourne Beach on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex looks on during activities at Government House October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex looks on during activities at Government House October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Mission Australia social enterprise restaurant in Charcoal Lane, Fitzroy on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The late Princess Diana said it best when she said that "the whole world is watching my stomach".

Celebrity pregnancies are something of an anomaly: you would never overanalyse or scrutinse a 'normal' pregnant woman's wardrobe, hair, makeup or behaviour, but some fame means there's an additional layer of expectation while you're expecting.

While Meghan Markle and Britain's Prince Harry have announced they're expecting their first child together one day before they were due to pick up their duties on a 16-day Australia tour, the former actress has, across the board, consistently delivered in her second trimester wardrobe and there's even a hint of a small baby bump much to the joy of royal watchers.

As she hit Bondi Beach with her husband on Thursday, the Duchess of Sussex opted for a loose-fitting striped maxi dress - one of the preferred weapons in pregnant women's wardrobe arsenal - by Martin Grant, a pair of espadrille wedges by CASTAÑER, as they both accessorised with leis gifted to them by a local surfing community.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to OneWave members, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing on Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex talk to OneWave members, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing on Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018

The couple, both passionate about mental health, particularly among youths, met with OneWave members, a community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing in Sydney.

Earlier, the expectant mother chose a navy Roksanda Illincic midi dress, which also accentuated changing shape, and a pair of nude Stuart Weitzman pumps. Being royal doesn't make you exempt from jetlag and Meghan has been turning to early morning yoga to get her head in the game for a day of engagements with another hemisphere time difference.

She told well-wisher Charlotte Waverley bout her sleepless nights, and how her pregnancy feels like "having jet lag".

Charlotte, who is also pregnant, told the Daily Mail: "Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag. She said she was up at 4.30am this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn't sleep.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to talk to OneWave members, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing on Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to talk to OneWave members, a local surfing community group raising awareness for mental health and wellbeing on Bondi Beach on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia

"It's a bit of a double whammy for her, she said, as she has both the baby and the jet lag to content with. We both talked about how you feel jet lagged even though you have not travelled anywhere. Even in her jet lag she got up to do yoga this morning at 4.30.

"Physical activity like yoga and surfing is so good for healing your mind."

Similarly, Nio Poniatowski, told how Meghan loves to take part in the physical, mental, and spiritual practice because it keeps her "grounded".

She said: "Meghan said it was her 'leveller', it's what keeps her grounded, like surfing does for us. She said it was her escape."

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception at Government House on October 18, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia

The royal couple have had a jam-packed few days in Sydney and Melbourne and will later visit New Zealand and Tonga.

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