Meghan Markle Attends Reception With Prince Harry After Missing First Event

Prince harry Meghan Markle

Prince harry Meghan Markle

Kensington Palace announced that while Meghan will join Prince Harry in travelling to Fraser Island tomorrow, she will not take part in any official events.

The first event of the Invictus Games - the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge - got underway in the afternoon, with the Duke and Duchess on hand to watch.

The opening ceremony for the Games at Sydney's Opera House on Saturday night was delayed after an intense thunderstorm, and the Duchess of Sussex did not attend a cycling medal presentation with Harry on Sunday. "Allow the example of service and determination that you all see to change something big or small in your own lives", said Prince Harry to rousing applause from 500 athletes and a supportive crowd that filled the Opera House stairs, according to video of the speech on the British royal family's Twitter account.

Meghan joined Harry at the prime minister's Invictus Games lunchtime reception.

The pregnant Duchess of Sussex has been urged to pace herself by her husband after a late night watching the Invictus Games opening ceremony, royal sources have said.

"She's feeling fine, but resting", a royal source told royal reporter Emily Nash.

Meghan pulled out of an arranged meeting with Invictus Games competitors to rest after Saturday's ceremony overran by almost two hours, leaving the Duke to present the medals alone on Sunday morning. "She said she was up at 4:30 a.m. this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn't sleep".

"My first job [was] when I was 14", Meghan said, per Hannah Furness of The Daily Telegraph.

The baby news was announced on the eve of the duke and duchess's first official visit outside the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The royal couple later visited Sydney Harbour's Cockatoo Island, where Harry delighted some children by joining them in playing with remote-controlled cars.

Harry and Meghan will also visit Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand during their 16-day tour.

Meghan's envisaged role on a scheduled Monday trip to Fraser Island, off Queensland state in Australia's north, was unclear, with the palace statement saying only that "the Duke will continue with the engagements on Fraser Island".

The father-to-be also gushed about the couple's exciting baby news, which was announced hours after he and wife Meghan Markle landed in Australia earlier in the week.