Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were back in Sydney, where they carried out a series of engagements.
They began their day off at Bondi Beach, one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. The couple arrived at 8 am; where they were presented with colourful leis, Harry joked he felt “under-dressed”. Their Royal Highnesses met a local surfing community known as OneWave, a community that raised awareness of mental health and wellbeing in a fun and engaging way. While there, they participated in “Fluro Friday anti bad vibes” session, where people of all ages share their personal experiences with mental health issues, and have the opportunity to interact with others well enjoying surfing and yoga.
Afterwords, Meghan met up with another mum Charlotte Waverley: “She told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag. She said she was up at 4:30 am this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn’t sleep. It’s a bit of a double whammy for her, as she has both the baby and jet lag to contend with.” Once Meghan and Harry left, Grant Trebilco - the founder of OneWave - said: “It is such an honour to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to our One Wave community. For five years, we have used bright colours at beaches all over the world to raise awareness of mental health. Just like the ocean, mental health doesn’t discriminate. It’s ok not to be ok. Mental health is real, so let’s talk about it. We would love more support to help us grow our work beyond the beach and change more lives.”
Next, Their Royal Highnesses visited MacArthur Girls High school; where they saw being done by students in human rights, social justice and women’s empowerment. While there, they saw a student dance met representatives. Talking to the teens about part-time jobs, Meghan recalled hers saying: “My first job when I was 14, I remember taking out the trash, all sorts. It gives you a good work ethic, right?”
Finally, The Duke of Sussex climbed The Sydney Harbour Bridge along with Australian Prime Minister, The Honourable Scott Morrison MP, and Invictus competitors to officially raise The Invictus Flags.