The Duchess wore Martin Grant for today’s engagements at Bondi Beach.
It was an overcast, hazy day at the iconic beach, but “Fluro Friday” brightened things up.
More from The Mirror:
Harry and Meghan are taking part in the Fluro Friday session, where people of all ages share their experiences of mental health issues.
One sign held by a member of the crowd said: “Happy Fluro Friday Harry and Meghan.
Below you see everyone in an “anti-bad vibes circle.”
The Duke and Duchess were at the beach learning about One Wave, a surfing group that raises awareness about mental health and wellbeing through enjoyable activities like surfing.
On the far right you see One Wave founder Grant Trebilco.
OneWave founder Grant Trebilco said the couple had been ‘so nice, so friendly’.
‘They were so open. Harry said asking for help was not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. We need to talk about this stuff. No matter what you are going through you don’t have to do it alone,’ he said.
‘Meghan shared how yoga is her escape, she does yoga daily and how her mum is a yoga instructor. Harry talked about how everyone has their different recipe and how much sports can help with your mental health.
Meghan said that she got up at 4:30 this morning to do yoga, that it is “good for healing your mind.”
More from a News.com Australia story:
Meghan also spoke about the importance of being able to let go of criticism for good mental health, noting the negative impact social media can have on how we feel about ourselves.
Jessina Oakes, who spent 15 minutes in a yoga group speaking with the royal couple, told news.com.au Meghan said “criticism and flattery all come through the same filter of social media”.
“She said, ‘We always hold on to the negative. There is always this amazing feedback, but we hold onto the criticism’,” Jessina said Meghan told the group.
“She talked a lot about growing up in terms of this generation and the pressures of social media because there is so much criticism we experience.”
The Duchess signs a surfboard.
The royals very much seemed to enjoy themselves.
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A group photo before the walkabout.
A quick video.
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 18, 2018
The couple is being inundated with gifts for “Baby Sussex,” this gives you just a sampling from the morning engagement at the beach.
There was a special WMW friend at the beach today. Say hello to Hugo. He is two and he had flowers for the Duchess.
Hugo’s mom, Brooke Nurthen, brought him to the beach today to see if he could meet Meghan and Harry. You may better know Brooke as one-half of the very popular Cambridge Mums duo on Instagram. She is also a contributing editor here at WMW.
Things turned out pretty well for Hugo, because the Duchess said “hi” to him. You can see that at about :07-seconds into this video from Natalie Oliveri of 9Honey.
— 9Honey (@9HoneyAU) October 19, 2018
Here’s a better view – good for Hugo!
Now to what Meghan wore for the morning’s engagements, starting with her Martin Grant dress.
The piece is from the designer’s Resort 2019 line, the trench coat Meghan has been wearing (seen below) is from that same collection.
Made of black canvas set on a jute wedge heel, the shoe has ribbon ties and a rubber sole. The wedge heel is 3.5″ tall, but effectively 3″ because of a .5″ platform.
Our thanks to Vittoria on the FB Page for the ID of the shoes.
Meghan wore several pieces of jewelry. The first is a piece we saw when the couple visited Sussex, the Adina Reyter Pavé Teardrop Necklace.
The second necklace is a new one by Verse Jewelry – Love Letters Heart Necklace, $695 AUD.
UPDATE: Thanks to one of our followers, Elle, who left a comment on the post, we have an ID on the earrings. They are by Karen Walker, the Temptation Studs in 9 ct yellow gold featuring a dye freshwater pearl in the center, $359 AUD (roughly $234 USD and £189).
Karen Walker posted on their Instagram that Meghan is wearing the yellow gold earrings. They also said, “We’re loving following the couple’s tour and finding out more about the wonderful organisations and community groups they’re meeting with so it was the most lovely surprise to spot our ‘Temptation Studs’ on Meghan this morning.”
Karen Walker is a New Zealand brand offering clothing, accessories, eyewear and jewelry, a label we thought we might see the Duchess wearing when in New Zealand.
UPDATE 24 Feb 2019: The coin shape ring Meghan was wearing has been ID’d as the Pippa Small Durga Round ring in 22k gold, $1190.
Our thanks to Anne Young for the ID!
We are off to work on a new post about a previously unannounced visit to a high school. (Meghan is wearing blue Roksanda Ilincic.) We’ll leave you with a video posted by Kensington Palace.
To turn the tide on stigma surrounding mental health issues, OneWave is encouraging people to share their experiences of living with mental health issues and the power of opening up using #OneRoyalFluroWave #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/YGvk8vmptC
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 18, 2018