Meghan and Harry attended a lunchtime Reception hosted by the Prime Minister with Invictus Games competitors, their family, and friends!
Meghan missed a cycling event earlier in the day to get some rest but seemed refreshed and healthy at the reception.
The Telegraph reported:
“The Duchess of Sussex pulled out of an Invictus Games medal presentation on Sunday morning as the realities of being pregnant during a grueling royal tour caught up with her.
The Duchess, who is about four months pregnant with her first child, spent the morning resting after an unexpectedly late finish to the Invictus opening ceremony on Saturday night before catching up with her husband for their second event of the day.
She has already disclosed how she had been trying to overcome jetlag by practising yoga at 4.30am, as she deals with a rigorous programme of engagements which has included flights between cities on several days.
A source said the Duke and Duchess took the decision to modify their schedule over the next few days to ensure the continued health of mother and baby.
Prince Harry explained his wife’s absence by telling Invictus competitors that Meghan was “resting back at home”, adding: “Being pregnant takes its toll”.
Meghan and Harry attended the opening ceremonies for this year’s Invictus Games yesterday that ran well into the and in a statement released by Kensington Palace it was revealed that Meghan’s schedule would be cut back a bit as Meghan and Harry prepares to continue their travels to Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. Their travels will last a total of 16 days and include 76 events, a rather demanding schedule for pregnant woman, so it’s no surprise the palace made this announcement.
When reunited Harry walked over “and immediately gave her a kiss before taking her hand and walking into the restaurant together”
The event was hosted by the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, in the city’s central parkland, The Domain where the couple joined Invictus competitors and their family and friends for a lunchtime gathering to hear more about the games.
Meghan and Harry also met with members of the local Kookaburra Kids Foundation, which offers support for kids whose families have been affected by mental illness.
The foundation was found by Dianne Madden back in 2002. According to their website their main mission is:
- Purpose: We empower young people to thrive beyond the impacts of family mental illness
- Vision: To expand our services and make them accessible to every young person in Australia that needs our support
- Values: Connection; Commitment; Collaboration; Integrity
Meghan and Harry where gifted two stuffed kookaburra plush toys as presents for baby Sussex from the kids.
Eight-year-old Lincoln said: ‘Harry asked us which of our parents are in the military so we put our hands up,” adding that “I said our mum’s in the military. I don’t know what she does, but she is a major.”
Kookaburra Kids ambassador and Studio 10 host, Jessica Rowe was also very happy to meet Harry and Meghan saying: “They are wonderful. I just said “hello your Royal Highness” to Meghan. I said it is such an honour to meet you, you are such a role model for women, and she said thank you.”
Meghan and Harry went on to have launch with the Prime Minister and his family.
A video covering the reception
For their second engagement of the day, Meghan and Harry braved the seas to watch the sailing final at the Invictus Games
Throughout the sailing race, Meghan and Harry was seen in great spirits and were laughing and smiling as they chatted to Carrie and Bill Novack, from Illinois, whose 26-yar-old son Ryan suffered a spinal cord injury in 2016.
Details from The Mirror:
“The team event was raced in Elliott keel boats with a mixed gender four-person crew in the ‘open’ category. Each boat was allocated a World Sailing accredited instructor to act as a fifth member of crew and provide guidance on safety if required. It is the first year that Sailing has taken place at the Invictus Games.
Australia came first, Denmark second, Canada fourth, and USA fifth.”
A video from the sailing:
As for the reception Meghan opted for a very casual look wearing the L’Agence Brea Pinstriped Blazer
Styled with her Outland Denim Harriet Jeans.
She wore her Aquazzura Deneuve Pumps.
And she carried the Avalon Zip Top Crossbody Bag by Oroton
She accessorized it with a pair of Natalie Marie Diamond Sun Studs.
For the sailing final at the Invictus Games Meghan chose a much more relaxing outfit wearing a Invictus Games jacket styling it with the Veja V-10 Leather Sneakers
And her Krewe Gravier sunglasses.
Later that evening Meghan and Harry attended private evening reception – stay tuned