The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Receive 1st Baby Gift On Their Royal Tour

Maija Kappler

Within 15 minutes of their 16-day royal tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have — of course! — received their first baby gift: a stuffed kangaroo with a joey in its pouch.

The gift came at their first official engagement, a meeting with Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove. He handed the kangaroo and a baby-sized pair of Uggs to the beaming couple. In the video below, around the 13-second mark, Meghan can be heard exclaiming "Our first baby gift."

Too. Freaking. Cute.

The duchess looked stunning in a white sheath dress by Australian designer Karen Gee, whose website predictably enough crashed several minutes after the outfit was identified.

Britain's Duchess of Sussex arrives at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.(Phil Noble/Pool via AP)

The Governor General and his wife presented the couple with traditional Australian hats. Hey, we all know the royals love some good headwear.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex react as they receives traditional Australian hats from Australia's Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lady Cosgrove.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, also receives a traditional Australian hat.

Meghan and Harry's next stop was Sydney's Taronga Zoo, where they met Rubi — a koala who is a mother to a joey named Harry, Kensington Palace reports.

The duke and duchess are introduced to a koala at Taronga Zoo.
Prince Harry says hello to Rubi.

The couple then visited the Sydney Opera House to watched a private rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre, before heading on a walkabout to greet members of the public.


Prince Harry and Meghan watch a rehearsal of Spirit 2018.
The duke and duchess greet the public at the Sydney Opera House.
The duchess shakes hands with the public.

Their final engagement was an afternoon reception hosted by the Governor General at Admiralty House, where Harry acknowledged his and Meghan's baby news for the first time.

"Genuinely thank you for the incredibly warm welcome and the chance to meet so many Aussies from all walks of life and we also genuinely couldn't think a better place to announce the upcoming baby," he said.


The duke and duchess' first day of the royal tour was certainly a whirlwind!

With files from Isabelle Khoo

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