Meghan Markle to “Cut Back” on Events During the Remainder of Royal Tour

Just because Meghan Markle is a Duchess, it doesn’t mean she’s immortal.

Last week, Meghan and Prince Harrybegan their 16-day travels across Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand for their first royal tour as a married couple. One day after arriving in Sydney, Kensington Palace announced the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child. Their schedule has been jam-packed with events, including but not limited to meeting the Governor-General of Australia, visitingSydney’s Taronga Zoo, kicking off the Invictus Games, reuniting with friendsboth old and new and much more.

On Friday, Meghan cradled her baby bumpand discussed her pregnancy symptoms while at Bondi Beach in Sydney. The Duchess chatted with a woman named Charlotte Waverley and told her “that pregnancy was like having jet lag.”

Waverley repeated to reporters, “She said she was up at 4:30 a.m. this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn’t sleep.”

Meghan is about 12 weeks along in her pregnancy and will be taking on a lighter load of appearances for the remainder of their time in the South Pacific. The Royal Household released a statement—which was obtained by E! News—that elaborated on this information a bit. The note said, “After a busy programme, The Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess’s schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week and a half of the tour.”

On Sunday, according to Kensington Palace’s agenda, Meghan and Prince Harry were scheduled to watch cycling and sailing events at the Invictus Games. The Royal Household’s statement confirmed that Prince Harry “will attend the cycling as scheduled this morning, and The Duchess will join him for this afternoon’s engagements.”

While the Royal Household did not specify which obligations will be “cut back,” the two of them are departing Australia within the next couple of days and heading to Fiji next.


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