- Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engaged in some PDA
on the second day of their ongoing royal tour.
- On Wednesday, the duke and duchess attended a community
picnic at Victoria Park in Dubbo, Australia.
- The ever-affectionate pair were photographed holding
each other while sharing an umbrella in the rain.
- Markle also held an umbrella for her husband as he spoke to
- During his speech, Harry talked openly about mental health
and his own experiences with seeking professional help.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engaged in some PDA on the second
day of their ongoing royal tour.
On Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a
community picnic at Victoria Park
in Dubbo, Australia, where they were greeted by around 15,000
people, according to the Daily Mail. During their visit, the
ever-affectionate pair were
photographed holding each other while sharing an umbrella in the
The duchess also held an umbrella over her husband’s head as he
spoke to the crowd of onlookers, which included local farmers who
have been hit hard by two years of drought, the Daily Mail
“I know that life has not been easy,” the duke said. “And despite
welcome rain, it’s going to take a lot more and a long time to
Harry also spoke openly about mental health and his own
experiences seeking professional help.
“People in many farming communities generally don’t feed
themselves before they need,” he said. “They are often more
isolated, [their] social networks are smaller, and there is still
a stigma surrounding mental health.”
He continued: “If I may speak personally, we are all in this
together, because asking for help was one of the best decisions
that I ever made. You will be continually amazed how life changes
for the better.”
In April, Harry told The Telegraph that he “shut
down all his emotions” for almost two decades after the death of
his mother, the late Princess Diana. But following two years of
“total chaos” in his late twenties, he began to see a therapist to
address his grief.
As royal etiquette expert Myka Meier previously told INSIDER, there’s
no official protocol that
forbids royal couples from holding hands or showing affection
in public. According to Meier, the founder of Beaumont Etiquette, it all comes down to each
couple’s “personal preference.”
There is, however, “an unwritten precedent” that discourages
royals from engaging in PDA — set by Queen Elizabeth II herself,
who is rarely affectionate with Prince Philip in public, body
language expert Robin Kermode previously told the Daily Mail.
Prince Harry and Markle will visit Melbourne, Sydney, and Fraser
Island in Australia before heading to Fiji, Tonga, and New
Zealand. The couple’s royal tour will
conclude on October 31 after an official visit to the city of
Rotorua in New Zealand.