2018 Oct 17

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex visit Australia: Day 2, Dubbo

The Royal Tour of Oceania continues with a day of engagements in the town of Dubbo, located in New South Wales. Dubbo is a city thas has been affected for the past few years by drought. Funnily enough, Harry & Meghan brought with them the British rain as it started pouring in the afternoon. Harry and Meghan were first greeted upon their arrival at the airport by many children waiting to meet them as well as the Mayor Ben Shields. They got pretty cozy with 5 year old Luke Vincent, who kept tickling his beard. VIDEO

The first stop of the day was at the Royal Flying Doctor Service base, which is located right in Dubbo Airport. The couple got to discuss with doctors and witness first-hand a simulation of woman in labour, as well as a baby mannequin in an incubator. Harry and Meghan have also unveiled a brand new aircraft to celebrate the RDNS’s 90th anniversary. The team gave Harry & Meghan a pilot teddy bear for Babby Sussex when they left. VIDEO

The second engagement happened at Mountain View Farm, the property of The Woodleys. The farm was badly hit by the drought and the Sussexes got to learn and understand the hardships they face. They also helped feed the cattle before enjoying some tea. For the occasion, Meghan baked a banana bread the night before at Admiralty House. VIDEO

For lunch, Meghan & Harry attended a picnic/barbecue at Victoria Park and engaged in various activites. Harry made a speech, which you can read here, and because it was heavily raining, Meghan decided to hold his umbrella for him. VIDEO

For their final engagement, Harry and Meghan went to Dubbo Senior College, where they separated in groups of two with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders: Meghan with the girls, Harry with the boys. They were supposed to play netball, but because of the rain, it didn’t happen. VIDEO