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Meghan's tour schedule in Australia cut after hectic start

Britain's Prince Harry speaks during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at the Sydney Opera House Sydney Meghan's tour schedule in Australia cut after hectic start
Theresa Hayes | 21 October, 2018, 12:23

QUEENSLAND royal watchers and fans have been left stunned by reports of a major change to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's planned visit to Fraser Island. At the 2018 Invictus Games Opening Ceremony on Saturday evening, Harry couldn't resist making a reference to the couple's baby.

Meghan did not attend the first event in Sydney on Sunday morning at the Invictus Games, but later joined Prince Harry for an official reception and to watch sailing at the event.

The pregnant wife of Britain's Prince Harry, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will cut back her busy schedule as the royal couple enter the last week-and-a-half of their tour to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The duke, who served in the Army for 10 years, founded the Invictus Games in 2014 with the aim of helping wounded service personnel and veterans with their physical and psychological rehabilitation.

Members of the Australian Air Force Cadets and Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, and Invictus Games competitors also attended the event. Last year, Priyanka also famously defended Meghan Markle when a talk show host characterised her just as "Prince Harry's girlfriend".

It's been on the Duke of Sussex's finger since he and Meghan arrived in Australia, including when they made the much-celebrated pregnancy announcement.

A tweet from Daily Telegraph reporter Hannah Furness revealed that while the Duchess was chatting with some of the girls from the school she told them, "My first job when I was 14, I remember taking out the trash, all sorts".

Meghan will be traveling to Fraser Island but is not expected to participate in any engagements while Harry carries on with the original schedule.

"She said she was up at 4.30am this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn't sleep".

Kensington Palace announced Monday that Meghan and Prince Harry are expecting their first child in spring 2019.

Harry is reported to have told participants at the games that his wife was not unwell but was feeling exhausted.

The couple are due to leave Australia for Fiji and Tonga on Tuesday.