Meghan Markle pulls out of royal tour engagement at the last minute

Gwen Vasquez
October 21, 2018

Meghan, who is about 12 weeks pregnant, skipped an event in Sydney on Sunday morning, leaving Harry to attend a cycling competition at the Invictus Games alone.

Prince Harry has opened the Invictus Games in Sydney, where more than 500 competitors will be taking part in 13 sports.

After a storm delayed the opening ceremony on Saturday night, Meghan decided not to attend the race with her husband and instead rest back at Admiralty House where the couple have been staying.

On Saturday night, Harry made a special reference to the couple's baby as he delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games.

The royal couple chose the sailing event on the first day of the Invictus Games for their final public appearance together in Sydney until next week. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The Kensington Palace announced about Meghan Markle's pregnancy and this royal news left a smile on everyone's faces.

Prince Harry was left to hand out medals by himself this morning after Meghan didn't show up to an event in Sydney.

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

Earlier this week Meghan revealed that she gets up at 4:30 a.m.to do yoga - noting that it was "so good for healing your mind".

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: "As far as Meghan's sister is concerned, I am sure she will not see her for reasons that are obvious".

"Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag", Bondi Beach, Australia, local Christine Connell told Sky News Friday.

She said: "I didn't want to dance at first, but then it was fun".

"He's been there, he's done it, he's experienced everything that we have all been through", Australian cycling competitor Jarrod Kent said.

The royal couple, who occasionally clasped hands and posed with a surfboard, are on their first global tour since marrying in May.

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