From what I understand, the early months of a pregnancy is a precious time for preggos to use the excuse of being hella tired to get out of things, thus creating time to quietly contemplate the life growing within while eating Fiddle Faddle in their underwear. Not so for Duchess Meghan, who is being forced by custom, to spend her early months of pregnancy making state visits and getting her picture taken, even though she probably feels all bloated and bitchy. She and Prince Harry are currently making the rounds on a tour that includes stops in Australia, Tonga, Fiji, and New Zealand. But such is the life of a duchess. You do the crime (stealing Michael K’s man), you do the time. Still, the Double Dutch Duchess is getting a small reprieve from her royal duties. According to Page Six, she and Harry decided to cut back on some of her appearances for this tour.
Page Six Reports:
The tour is an extremely busy one, with the royal couple scheduled to attend more than 70 engagements during a 16-day trip across four countries.
Meghan, who is about 12 weeks pregnant, skipped an event in Sydney on Sunday morning, leaving Harry to attend a cycling competition at the Invictus Games alone.
She did join him later to watch a sailing event (they got to watch from a private yacht) and later she and Harry attended a lunchtime reception hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. So basically, she’ll mostly just do the events that involve finger food and a nearby bathroom.
Today’s schedule featured a trip to Fraser Island where, according to People, Meghan and Harry got off the plane together, but hopped into separate cars. Meghan took off on an Eco boat tour (so again, feet up with snacks and a bathroom) while Harry made a bunch of stops where he had to look at things, meet a bunch of people, and say some stuff. Tomorrow they are off to Fiji and Tonga before returning for to Sydney, Australia for the closing days of the Invictus Games which, it turns out, has nothing to do with that Matt Damon movie, but is something Harry created.
Page Six says the Invictus Games “gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball, and to find inspiration to recover” and that you are dumb if you somehow thought Dam Damon was playing Prince Harry to Morgan Freeman’s Nelson Mandela because the timeline for that doesn’t even make any sense.
After the games are over, the pair will head off to New Zealand where Meghan will probably find some excuse to get out of going to an All Blacks rugby game, and post up on a dolphin watching cruise or something instead.
Here’s Harry at the Invictus Games yesterday: