Prince Harry Sweetly References Meghan Markle's Pregnancy at Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

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It saw the first Gold Medal of the Games go to France but it also signified The Duchess of Sussex's first medal presentation - offering up the Silver Medal to the Australian team.

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry have been taking "secret breathers" during their tour of Australia, it has been claimed.

Harry and Meghan have been in the country since Monday, for a 16-day tour.

On Saturday, the soon-to-be first-time dad gushed about his wife and their news that they would be expecting their first child during his speech at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in Sydney, Australia. "Our Invictus family has turned these games into a symbol of strength, honor and optimism for a new generation".

Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERSBritain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet participants of Fluro Friday, an event organized by surfing community OneWave tackling mental health issues, during their visit to Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia October 19, 2018.

The Invictus Games, which had been held around the world since 2014, is a Paralympic-style competition for wounded and recovering service members and veterans from around the world.

Their last engagements of the day will be meetings with Bill Shorten, leader of the opposition, and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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They are due to attend a reception hosted by New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian later before the opening ceremony at the Sydney Opera House. Australia has embraced the concept with most tickets sold out.

But Bill Shorten, the leader of the main opposition party, has promised another vote if his Labor Party gets into power.

There does appear to be a reluctance to hold a referendum on abolishing the monarchy while the Queen is still alive.

During their visit the Bondi Rescue stars gave Meghan and Harry a lifeguard uniform for the baby. "They (also) have their own fantastic, individual, attractive story".

When asked if Meghan was her favourite person now, Sethunya nodded and said "yes".

An Essential poll in May 2018 found 48% of Australians supported breaking away and becoming a republic, compared to just 30% who said they wanted to keep the monarchy.

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