The Duchess has proven time and time again that she is a fashion force to be reckoned with. From breaking with tradition and stepping out in a power suit to “The Meghan Effect” (the phenomenon of an item of clothing selling out moments after the Duchess debuts it in public), this woman is a couture icon. And she continued to show that she knows how to put together a look for every occasion, showing up at the royal beach event in a sand-skimming maxi dress by Australian designer Martin Grant.
Great visit to Bondi this morning. Fab people, loads of energy! pic.twitter.com/NoejPozTZl— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 19, 2018
Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry visit #BondiBeach for Fluro Friday where they met @OneWaveOrg #OneRoyalFluroWave #RoyalVisitAustralia #Royals a charity that helps raise awareness of mental health issues pic.twitter.com/L5PIqzrAoF— Rookie (@royalfocus1) October 19, 2018
Yes, on Day Four of the royal couple’s tour of Australia, the pair hit the beach for an afternoon spent with OneWave surfers in their “Anti-Bad Vibes Circle.” The group was founded in 2013 and works to raise awareness for mental health through surfing.
What a morning!!! It was such an honour to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to our OneWave community. For five years, we have used bright colours at Fluro Friday to raise awareness for mental health. By joining our Anti-Bad Vibes Circle this morning, Their Royal Highnesses are helping to make mental health more visible around the world! Thank you so much for joining our community. This is a day we’ll never forget! 💙🙌🏼🤙🏼🌈 #oneroyalflurowave #royalvisitaustralia #flurofriday #onewaveisallittakes
Though Harry and Megs didn’t hit the waves, they donned several brightly-coloured leis each (it was “Fluro Friday” after all) and then Meghan kicked off her espadrilles to sink her feet into the sand. That’s no big deal, but when she revealed those trendy Castaner Carina wedges, royal watchers the world over noted that while they might be stylish, the Queen would not approve. It’s common knowledge in royal circles that Queen Elizabeth is not a fan of wedges so the royal ladies (i.e. Princess Diana, Duchess Kate and most recently Meghan) avoid them when in her presence.
Despite the Queen's thoughts on the footwear, they are the basically the perfect beach shoe because if you’re a royal, stepping out in Old Navy flip flops simply will not cut it.
While mingling on the beach, Markle also revealed more details about her pregnancy. While Kate Middleton was hospitalized for intense morning sickness several times during her pregnancies, it looks like Meghan is having an easier go of it. She reportedly told an expectant mother at the beach that she’s found pregnancy to be “like jet lag.”
Charlotte talked to Meghan about pregnancy.— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 18, 2018
Charlotte is also expecting and had her two-year-old son, Finn, with her..
She said: ‘Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag. She said she was up at 4.30am this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn’t sleep. pic.twitter.com/rYDLnZKamn
"She said she was up at 4.30am this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn’t sleep,” the woman told a royal correspondent.
It’s possible though that actual jet lag had something to do with it too.
After their beach visit and a quick wardrobe change, the Duke and Duchess met with youth from the NRL Community program – an organization that uses rugby as a jumping off point to empower youth and improve the lives of young people.
Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, today took part in the NRL's In League In Harmony program, as part of the @KensingtonRoyal Tour.— NRL (@NRL) October 19, 2018
“It is a great honour for one of our community programs to have been selected” Greenberg said. #RoyalVisitAustralia#NRL pic.twitter.com/OjYKByHUkL
Visiting the National Rugby League's @NRLCommunity In League In Harmony programme at Macarthur Girls High school, which works to unite and empower young people to be advocates of positive change in their communities. #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/niVRwYJjd8— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 19, 2018
The @NRLCommunity's In League In Harmony programme focuses on building a positive sense of self, setting goals, appreciating diversity, developing communication skills and work with others to achieve common goals. #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/UNJueLt8vt— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 19, 2018
Afterwards, the Prince and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge to view the raising of the Invictus Flag. The annual games,which offer an opportunity for wounded veterans from around the world to represent their countries in sport, were started by Harry himself in 2014. Each year, the games are hosted by a member of the commonwealth. last year they were held in Canada, and this year Sydney, Australia plays host.
To cap off the day, Harry and Meghan reunited for (separate) sit-downs with the Prime Minister and the leader of the Official Opposition, Bill Shorten.meghan markleprince harryroyalstrending