Following the announcement that the royal tour schedule has needed to change a little to accommodate Meghan’s pregnancy, Harry carried all royal engagements on his own today, leaving Meghan to have a day of relaxation at the exclusive Kingfisher Bay resort and exploring Fraser Island.
Arriving on to the jetty, Meghan was in good spirits looking very relaxed and happy.
Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours shared some sweet posts on Instagram of Meghan arriving and was transported around Fraser Island. The post captioned:”VERY exciting day here today at the Marina. The glowing Meghan Markle passing through on her way to K’gari.” In a follow-up post, the tour guides revealed that the Duchess was “enroute to K’gari for a well-deserved rest.”
With its 120km by 15km Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. The Island is known as K’Gari (paradise) to the Aborigines
Harry went on carrying several engagements by himself before Meghan rejoined him for a Fraser Island walkabout
Right before the reunion Kensington Palace confirmed that Meghan will be returning to a full programmed day from tomorrow.
“She is feeling refreshed following some rest” and looking forward to the rest of the tour, senior Palace sources said.
Pregnant Meghan was left “feeling tired” after a packed week of back-to-back engagements this week during her first major international royal tour with Prince Harry.
The source added:
“The Duchess was feeling very tired after the opening few days of the tour, and thought it best to avoid the bumpy tracks today traveling around Fraser Island so a decision was taken between her and Prince Harry for her to sit out a couple of events.
She’s not sick and she’s not exhausted and is very much looking forward to the rest of the tour and meeting some more amazing people who have so welcoming to them both throughout the start of the tour.””
Meghan and Harry had a walkabout, meeting locals who had been waiting for hours to see them.
One of them was one of the oldest residents of Fraser Island – 85-year-old Noeline Walk. After greeting Meghan, she said: ‘She asked me since I was local what I would suggest she have for tea. Seafood, of course! I told her. And Meghan responded: ‘Oh, I’ll have to give it a try!”
87-year-old Aunty Joyce, whose real name is Joyce Owen, told Meghan that everyone calls her Aunty, adding: ‘I told her a story about my father, which she loved, and I wished them every happiness in the world with their baby. She said thank you and that they were so happy.’
Meghan looks so happy for being gifted an array for Baby Sussex.
More gifts for Baby Sussex
A covering video from the engagement
Meghan and Harry will fly to Fiji tomorrow. But for tonight they’ll be spending the night on the island, checking into the plush Kingfisher Bay Resort this afternoon.
Meghan began the day wearing the Waist Knot Midi Dress by & Other Stories
And a pair of Sarah Flint grear sandals
For the walkabout with Harry, she wore the Reformation Pineapple Dress
Wearing the same sandals and sunglasses as earlier, Meghan accessorized the outfit with her Adina Reyter Pavé Teardrop Necklace.
And the Pascale Monvoisin Cauri N°2 9-karat rose gold, onyx and diamond necklace.
So happy that Meghan will be back to full schedule from tomorrow! I love seeing her!
Tomorrow offers another packed day:
- Meghan and Harry will fly via charter plane to Suva, Fiji’s capital.
- They’ll attend a traditional welcoming ceremony (called Veirqaraqaravi Vakavanua) at Albert Park in the city’s center. Members of the public will be invited to join.
- Meghan and Harry will finish with a state dinner at the Grand Pacific Hotel, hosted by the President of Fiji. Harry is slated to give a speech.