Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Meghan's Having a Ball as Royals Visit Melbourne

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Meghan's Having a Ball as Royals Visit Melbourne

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THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex were treated to a set menu of Melbourne life during their visit to the city as Meghan played Aussie Rules, before she and Harry rode on a tram and took in the beach.

The couple were met with a rapturous reception at the Royal Botanic Gardens, before they visited a community cafe for lunch and dropped in on a primary school.

They are on a 16-day tour which will see them also visit New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, as well as catching the Invictus Games.

Australian Rules - or footy - is huge in Victoria and Meghan appeared to be bitten by the bug as the couple watched displays from Victoria's This Girl Can empowerment campaign.

After some gentle persuasion, the duchess took the ball and laughed nervously as she gingerly threw it to one of the women, adding: "I'm not sure I did it right! …

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