Meghan was a quick change artist for today’s visit to South Melbourne Beach with Prince Harry.
She switched from her Dion Lee dress and Manolo Blahnik heels to a Club Monaco dress and flats after today’s reception at Government House. The Duke and Duchess then stopped by Albert Park Primary School to see students working on sustainability projects.
The Telegraph has more:
The couple met the school’s “waste warriors”, dressed up in cape and masks, and met some sustainability leaders who showed them their “nude food” lunch boxes, without any plastic wrapping.
At the school wormery the duke was invited to name their pet snail. “Speedy?” he suggested.
Meghan and Harry boarded a tram with some of the students for their ride to South Melbourne Beach. While on the tram they were quizzed by students about baby names.
Harry and Meghan were quizzed on potential baby names by school kids on the tram, who said Meghan replied with: “We’ve been given a long list of names from everyone, we’re going to sit down and have a look at them.” She said she hadn’t thought of one as it was still early.. pic.twitter.com/DgoQ8TmJoH
— Emily Nash (@emynash) October 18, 2018
As with other venues today, there were big crowds eager to see the royals; ITV‘s Lizzie Robinson shared a photo.
These students looked very excited to be meeting Meghan and Harry.
A quick video.
— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) October 18, 2018
More from the Herald Sun:
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent their final hours in Melbourne meeting school students and members of volunteer beach clean program, BeachPatrol, who help keep the bayside beach clean.
The organization dedicates itself to keeping Melbourne’s shores free of litter to reduce the negative impact of litter on the marine environment and food chain as well as provide a safe environment for the public to enjoy their local beach.
Back to the Herald Sun’s coverage:
Prince Harry was heard asking the children about climate change being part of their school syllabus as well as their efforts collecting and collating rubbish.
“What is the most regular thing you find on the beach” he said. “Straws?”
Albert Park College Melisand, 14, was among those to meet the royal duo.
“He recommended that maybe we don’t need as many straws but if we do need them we should look maybe into metal or bamboo.”
The Duke and Duchess also met lifeguards with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), Australia’s major water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.
Then it was time to head to the airport and the flight back to Sydney.
We turn to our look at what Meghan wore for the afternoon’s engagements in Melbourne. With thanks to Laura for the ID, the Duchess is wearing Club Monaco’s Miguellina dress. The A-line dress features a round neck, center back seam, hidden zipper and curved hemline at the side. Its most distinctive feature is the gold-tone buttons embellishing the left shoulder and side seam. The fabric is a polyester blend; the frock retails for $268.
Meghan brought back the Rothy’s pointed toe flats ($145) in solid black we saw on Day 1 of the tour. If unfamiliar with the brand, the shoes are made out of recycled water bottles with a removable insole, and they are machine washable.
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Meghan also received a bead bracelet as a gift. It appears to be a mix of white or moonstone style beads and about six to seven black beads. She wore the bracelet with her Shaun Leane ‘Tusk’ gold and diamond bangle bracelet.
Meghan’s earrings are by Pippa Small – the Kyanite Classic Stud Earrings,
She also wore her Martin Grant trench again. An item we saw her wear earlier in the day.
From our What Meghan Wore Instagram account, a quick look at Meghan’s style today.
We will see you tomorrow for more beachy engagements!
Click here to see our post about the day’s earlier engagements.
Now for our list of links and videos.
9News Australia covers the entire day’s activities in this 5:35 video.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spent the day in Melbourne, welcomed by thousands of fans eager to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. @MarkWBurrows @sophie_walsh9 #RoyalTour #9News pic.twitter.com/cHUpWW4ZwU
— Nine News Queensland (@9NewsQueensland) October 18, 2018
This video is roughly 2 minutes, all on the beach visit.
— Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) October 18, 2018
- The Sun‘s story is here; The Mirror’s piece is here; The Telegraph’s running coverage of the day by Hannah Furness is here
- The Mirror’s tour photo gallery is here