Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Fans face rain to greet Prince Harry and Meghan in Melbourne

Fans face rain to greet Prince Harry and Meghan in Melbourne

VideoA look at the best moments from day two of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Pacific tour as they arrived in Dubbo and met the local community. "You are the backbone of this country", Harry told the small crowd as Meghan held an umbrella over him - a rare outbreak of rain in a region that has suffered for multiple seasons.

"But I know that life has not been easy".

For five generations they have been keeping cattle and sheep, but they have had to cut down on the number of animals they keep because buying in food for them is so expensive due to the drought.

Boasting celebrity fans including Chrissy Teigen, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid and other young starlets, the duchess is just the latest high-profile woman to wear the 30-year-old's designs.

While rain in recent weeks has been welcome, much more is needed to fix the economic and environmental ravages of the extended dry spell.

The state's Department of Primary Industries has reported that 98% of NSW is declared in drought - slightly improving on August's 100% figure, Australia's ABC reports.

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The couple also brought some appropriately named Royal blend tea.

The Duchess of Sussex has spoken out for the first time about the symptoms she's feeling with her first pregnancy, revealing she's doing "pretty well" but is suffering a bit from tiredness.

The Duke and Duchess fed cattle hay and cotton seed, and heard how the farm has had to bring in hay from as far away as South Australia.

In her most high-profile, solo charitable endeavor as a member of Britain's royal family, Meghan collaborated on a cookbook with a group of female survivors of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

They were meant to take part in a session of netball and touch football drills on the school oval, but heavy rain, thunder and lightning meant the original plan had to be abandoned.

However, if you're Meghan Markle, you'd whip up a quick banana bread for your engagements the next day before even thinking about putting your feet up.

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