Meghan Markle Attends Invictus Games Event After Cutting Schedule

Meghan Markle Attends Invictus Games Event After Cutting Schedule

The announcement came from Kensington Palace after Prince Harry attended a cycling event in Sydney's botanic gardens for the Invictus Games; his wife Meghan was due to be there with him.

Harry and Meghan heading to Fraser Island on their seventh day in Australia.

Prince Harry then issued a challenge to Aussies watching on at home, quipping, "And it's not how many shrimps you can put on the barbie".

The former Suits star is still expected to travel to Fraser Island - which is the world's largest sand island and can be hard terrain for pregnant women - but it is thought she may not take part in as many engagements as originally planned.

A thus-far joyous debut royal tour by the couple, buoyed by news that they are expecting their first baby, turned solemn as the Duke of Sussex opened a long-awaited extension to the Anzac Memorial in downtown Sydney's Hyde Park on Saturday morning.

Saturday started off with handsome weather as the Duke and Duchess unveiled the new ANZAC memorial before heading to Cockatoo Island for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.

During their 16-day, four-country royal tour, Meghan and Prince Harry have 76 engagements scheduled, an itinerary that would be tiring for anyone.

Meghan Markle Attends Invictus Games Event After Cutting Schedule

"The Duke and Duchess are loving their time here", a source said. In the afternoon the couple took to the seas to watch the sailing final at the Invictus Games. The Prince has a few engagements he needs to attend, but he's likely to carry them out without his wife, who's reportedly scaling back her engagements due to her pregnancy. According to E! News, Markle reportedly told crowd member Charlotte Waverly that the baby was making her exhausted.

At Sunday's Invictus event, Harry shared a laugh with one Australian athlete who appeared to ask him to sign a pair of swimming trunks - known to Australians as "budgie smugglers".

"We... genuinely couldn't think of a better place to announce, uh, the upcoming baby, be it a boy or girl, so thank you very much", he said to reporters.

Kensington Palace said the couple had made a decision to cut back Meghan's schedule "slightly" ahead of the couple's visit to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The mother-to-be opted to rest following a late night on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House, after an electrical storm delayed the launch event of the Games.

"Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public", a statement from the Palace said. Last week at Bondi she told a wellwisher she had been up at 4.30am doing yoga.

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