Today marked the official start of the Royal Tour of Australia by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they welcomed His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove to Admiralty House, where they are staying.
At the welcoming ceremony, Meghan and Harry met with representatives from all eighteen countries represented in the Invictus Games and then had an official meeting on the Governor-General and Lady Cosgrove. Following the meet & greet, the couple travelled to the Taronga Zoo to officially open the new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning.
At the iconic Sydney zoo, they met with a koala and some local schoolchildren who presented them with a toy for the newest royal baby. Meghan donned a classic trench coat to accommodate the windier weather. After their visit to the zoo, Meghan and Harry went on their first walkabout at the Sydney Opera House. Seeing the huge crowds that came out to greet them must have been an incredible experience.
In public for the first time since the announcement of her pregnancy, Meghan was smiling, happy and had nary a baby bump visible in a fitted white dress. Meghan turned to Australian designers early on the tour, selecting designer Karen Gee for the engagement. She wore a timeless pair of taupe suede Stuart Weitzman heels, but swapped them for comfortable black flats throughout the day. The most significant part of Meghan’s outfit was her jewelry – butterfly stud earrings and a coordinating bangle, which originally belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales.
Heels: Stuart Weitzman Legend Pump
Flats: Rothy’s “The Point” Black Flats
Dress: Karen Gee ‘Blessed’ Dress
Trench Coat:: Martin Grant “Style 1” Trench Coat
Earrings: Gold Butterfly Earrings that belonged to Princess Diana
Bracelet: Gold bracelet from set that belonged to Princess Diana
Sunglasses: Krewe Eyewear ‘Gravier’ Sunglasses
Love Meghan’s look today? We asked the team to come up with some of their favourite #MirrorMeg options:
If you are looking for more details on the day’s engagements, please visit our Royal Tour page. We’ll update that page with everything Meghan wears on the Tour, additional details and resources about the engagements she and Harry undertake as well as the causes that they are championing.
And for everything Royal Baby, check out our Royal Baby page – where we’ll be covering all of Meghan’s maternity fashion & style.
What did you think of Meghan’s look for the the start of the Royal Tour Australia?