We’re all a little obsessed with the way Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are making PDA a thing for royals. They hold hands, touch each other’s knees when sitting and even treat us to a smooch or two periodically. Wills and Kate they are not. But who knew that the most adorable thing they could do together was just stand under an umbrella?
On day two of the royal couple’s 16-day trip Down Under, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited a school in the small town of Dubbo. During Harry’s address to the young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the whole crew got caught in the rain. But that didn’t stop the Prince. He continued, reading from sopping wet pages while a beaming Meghan held an umbrella over the two of them.
Seriously, does this picture not make your heart swell with EMOTIONS?
"You are the salt of the earth – honest, hardworking and as tough as they come. And that resilience, sense of humour and commitment to the land are the qualities that make you unique. You are the backbone of this country." — Thank you to everyone that came out in the rain in Dubbo to meet The Duke and Duchess of Sussex! #RoyalVisitAustralia #Australia #Dubbo
The Duke and Duchess also watched the kids and young adults play netball and do touch football drills in the rain. As if watching the newly-expecting couple play with children wasn’t enough, Harry then participated in some doggy high-jump training.
The rain was doubly sweet for locals because the entire area of New South Wales has been experiencing its most severe drought “in living memory.” It was a brief relief to part of the area amid continued wide-spread hardship.
Earlier in the day, upon their arrival to Dubbo, Harry and Meghan visited with local farmers to discuss the ongoing difficulties. One little boy named Luke really took to the Prince, giving him several hugs and stroking his beard. Anyone else getting excited to see Harry as a dad?
Meghan continued on her recent theme of using food to bring communities together by doing what anyone – royal or otherwise – should when visiting someone’s home; she brought some homemade baked goods.
The night before her meeting with the Woodley family on their Mountain View Farm, Markle baked a loaf of banana bread as a gift at the Australian Governor General’s residence. If you’re interested in replicating the royal banana bread – Meghan’s secret ingredients are reportedly chocolate chips and ginger. She also paired the baking with a tin of Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend tea for the family (we see what you did there).
Last month, the Duchess and her mother, Doria Ragland, joined forces with survivors of the London Grenfell Tower fire to create and release a cookbook to raise funds for rebuilding the community.
It’s the end of day 1 Oz #RoyalTour, you’re pregnant and feeing a bit tired. Whatcha do? Bake some banana cake for today’s tea with the Woodley Family in Dubbo! #meghan brought her homemade cake baked in Admiralty House’s kitchen & ‘Royal Blend’ Fortum & Mason tea. #yumyum pic.twitter.com/tF2FJM1ZeF— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) October 17, 2018
While on the farm, Harry and Meghan met with three generations of the Woodley family (who have owned the land for 130 years) and helped feed the livestock. In a particularly sweet moment, the youngest member of the clan played on the grass while the royal parents-to-be looked on.
At Mountain View Farm The Duke and Duchess met the Woodley Family, who have been running a livestock and crop farm for over five generations since 1887. #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/YLKP6gB7Mt— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 17, 2018
We can already tell that the best parts of this trip are going to be watching those two interact with kiddos and all of the couple-goals fodder these two will undoubtedly produce. If you missed those sweet moments from Day 1, it's never to late to catch up.australiameghan markleprince harryroyalstrending