Meghan breaks royal protocol by having her PHONE out in Melbourne

This koala was really not impressed by Prince Harry or Meghan Markle

The duchess brought with her for tea a homemade loaf of banana bread that she reportedly made in the kitchen of the Admiralty House in Sydney, where she and Prince Harry are staying. Meghan says with a big smile, before asking her her name.

After lunch at Mission Australia's Charcoal Lane social enterprise restaurant, the couple headed to Albert Park Primary School where hundreds of screaming and jumping schoolkids greeted them.

Prince Harry and Meghan announced that they are expecting their first baby together earlier this week, and the mum-to-be showed her blossoming baby bump for the first time during the event in Melbourne.

University student India Brown, 19, had been waiting at Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens since 4 am in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the Prince and his expectant wife Meghan Markle.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been met with gifts, tears and grey skies in Melbourne. She did a handball.

She was not able to meet with Meghan in person, although was seen passing a letter, presumably for Meghan, to guards near Kensington Palace.

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The duchess wore navy blue dress by Dion Lee, an Australian brand and a camel-coloured trench coat by Martin Grant.

Some members of the crowd sang Stand By Me - a song the couple chose for their wedding service in May.

One of the larger presents of the day came from Courtney Pistone, 10, who held a large teddy over the barriers and handed it to Meghan for the unborn baby.

She said: "I gave it to her for the nursery". I want Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace.

Prince Harry was fascinated by an Aussie lifeguard's big feet.

The US-born royal also put on a dinosaur pasta necklace made by a five-year-old boy, who was wearing his favourite pilot uniform outfit, for the rest of her walk.

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