Meghan wore a dress by Reformation for a walkabout on Fraser Island this afternoon.
After spending the morning apart, the Duke and Duchess took a stroll together on Kingfisher Jetty. More from an ITV story:
Meghan was glowing as she arrived by car to meet her husband, having spent the morning at their hotel recuperating.
A royal aide said: “She isn’t sick, she just had a tiring few days and we were concerned about the roads on the island which are incredibly bumpy and uncomfortable for anyone, let alone a pregnant woman.
And from the Sydney Morning Herald’s coverage:
Residents and visitors to the island ran along the beach as the royal couple walked the length of the jetty with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
A view of the beach via Felicity Caldwell of The Brisbane Times.
Back to The Herald’s story:
Meghan was handed teddy bears and several other gifts from the waiting crowd and she often crouched down to get close to those she was speaking to.
I believe the person we see Meghan speaking with above is Fraser Island’s oldest resident, 85-year-old Noeline Walk. This is from Rebecca’s Daily Mail story:
‘She asked me since I was local what I would suggest she have for tea,’ Mrs Walk recalled. ‘Seafood, of course! I told her. ‘Oh, I’ll have to give it a try’, she said.’
Mrs Walk also recalled how she had got to meet the Queen on her first visit to Australia in 1953/54.
One of the gifts the couple was given: a baby changing mat.
Next on the schedule: Fiji. ITV’s Nick Dixon is already there and he reports the country is “…getting excited to welcome the Royals tomorrow. Offices and businesses closing early to allow ppl time to get home and get ready to welcome.” You can see the banners that were being hung today. The Telegraph’s Hannah Furness tweeted that Meghan is expected to be back at full speed the rest of the tour.
It is understood that the Duchess of Sussex is to resume her full royal tour programme as of now and will undertake the full schedule in Fiji and Tonga unless circumstances change again.
Now for our glance at what Meghan wore, beginning with her dress by Reformation.
The ankle-length ‘Pineapple Dress’ is crafted of lightweight linen. It features adjustable straps, a side slit with button and detachable belt. It originally retailed at $129, but unfortunately, it is no longer available.
If not familiar with the brand, Reformation is headquartered in Los Angeles and is known for its dedication to creating sustainable fashion. From the company’s ‘sustainable practices’ pages:
We put sustainability at the core of everything we do. We invest in green building infrastructure to minimize our waste, water, and energy footprints. By providing on-the-job training and opportunities for growth, we also invest in the people who make this revolution possible.
Meghan wore her Sarah Flint Grear Sandals ($245) again. Meghan had on the same sunglasses seen earlier in the day, the Karen Walker Northern Lights style.
We also saw familiar jewelry pieces, including the Birks Flex Bracelet with Diamonds.
As we mentioned, tomorrow the tour heads to Fiji; here is our glance at the day’s events.
Fiji is one hour ahead of Sydney; we are now showing both Sydney and Fiji time on our special tour clock on the right sidebar.
This :53 video from the Royal Channel covers the walkabout.
Meghan was seen holding her baby bump while walking with Prince Harry On Fraser Island.
— The Royal Family Channel (@RoyalFamilyITNP) October 22, 2018
Here is a look at the day from Russell Myers, The Mirror’s royal correspondent; it runs about 1:35.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) October 22, 2018
This video from 9News Sydney runs about 3:20 and covers the entire day’s activities.
Cradling her baby bump, the Duchess of Sussex has made a surprise appearance, greeting fans on Queensland’s Fraser Island. @sophie_walsh9 has all the latest updates on the Royal visit. #9News pic.twitter.com/lUod39mUvh
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) October 22, 2018
- The Mirror’s story and photo gallery is here; The Daily Mail’s story is here; The Telegraph’s stroy from Hannah Furness is here; The Sun’s story is here
- The Telegraph’s photo gallery of the tour is here
- the Sydney Morning Herald piece is here; News.com Australia’s article is here
- Don’t miss our earlier post on Meghan’s & Other Stories dress, as well as the Jason Wu party frock she wore Saturday night!