On their first major royal tour together, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex headed across the globe for an eventful visit to Australia and Fiji. The first-time parents-to-be showed plenty of PDA and had a lot of fun as they took part in wedding and anniversary celebrations and visited with locals. Click through the gallery to see some of their best moments from the October trip.
Arriving in Australia
Meghan and Harry held hands as they made their way through a busy crowd upon their arrival at the Sydney International Airport on Oct. 15.
Welcome to Sydney!
It's no surprise that both royals looked sharp at a welcome event at the Admiralty House in Sydney on Oct. 16, the first official day of their 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
The pregnant Duchess of Sussex posed for pics at the Admiralty House with the iconic Sydney Opera House looming large behind her.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with the public at the Sydney Opera House, which included stopping to speak with Daphne Dunn, a war widow, and a few children who were excited for their arrival.
There were a few tourist stops on their Down Under itinerary, the first being a visit to the Man O'War Steps, a wharf next to the iconic Opera House, which they walked to hand-in-hand.
Harry appeared to be a bit more excited to meet Ruby the Koala Bear at the Taronga Zoo than the furry marsupial was to meet the prince -- after all, there was food to be eaten!
Here's Looking at You, Kid!
The parents-to-be exchanged a knowing glance and a laugh as they arrived at Dubbo Airport on Oct. 17.
He's going to be a great dad! Meghan looked at her husband with pure joy as Harry embraced a young fan at the airport in Dubbo.
No Raining on Their Parade
Meghan sweetly held up an umbrella to protect her husband from the rain as he spoke at a community event at Victoria Park in Dubbo on the second day of their Australian tour.
Meghan held on to her husband's arm as they visited the Clontarf Foundation and Girls Academy at Dubbo College.
The first itty bitty yet visible sign of the mom-to-be's baby bump was on display during day three of the royal tour, when the duke and duchess made their way to a reception hosted by the governor of Victoria at the Government House in Melbourne.
At the same reception, Meghan made friends with a furry four-legged pal -- and we don't know if we're more jealous of the pup or the dog!
Though they were attending a cleanup on South Melbourne Beach, Harry and Meghan still took a moment for themselves, embarking on a quick romantic stroll in the sand on Oct. 18.
Are You Ready for Some Football?
Meghan tried her hand at Australian football during an afternoon of sporting events hosted by the This Girl Can campaign in Melbourne -- and the pregnant former Suits star did it all while wearing heels!
Meghan got comfy at a sailing event in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 21, ditching her signature heels for a pair of white sneakers.
The Duchess of Sussex made an appearance during day two of the Invictus Games in Sydney, all smiles as she held on tightly to Prince Harry. The couple dressed for the wind, both bundling up and going casual in jackets, jeans and sneakers. While Meghan wore a chic pair of Veja sneakers retailing for $150, Harry chose a classic pair of Adidas.
Starting to Show
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's first royal tour of Australia continued on Oct. 22 as the couple traveled to Fraser Island, in Queensland. The two happily held hands as they walked along a picturesque jetty after taking a boat out to Kingfisher Bay. Meghan cradled her growing baby bump while wearing a Reformation maxi dress, brown leather lace-up sandals and sunglasses. As for Harry, he was dressed in khaki slacks, an untucked blue shirt, brown shoes and sunglasses.
Friends in Fiji
For day eight of their royal tour on Oct. 23, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the country's capital of Suva.
Shortly after landing at the airport, Meghan and Harry went straight to Albert Park for an official welcome ceremony. Known as the Veiqaravi Vakavanua, the ceremony features everything from dance performances to the presentation of the Tabua, a massive whale tooth presented to distinguished guests of Fiji. Thousands braved the rainy weather to offer the royal couple a warm welcome.
On the evening of Oct. 23, the 37-year-old royal stepped out in her most stunning look yet at a state dinner in Fiji, wearing a caped Safiyaa floor-length azure blue gown. The color is referred to as “Fijian blue” and was a tribute to the host country. Meghan paired the look with stunning chandelier diamond earrings which are believed to have been loaned to her by Queen Elizabeth II. The gorgeous look also showcased the duchess’ baby bump more than any other style she’s worn this trip.
On Oct. 24 and day 10 of their royal tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex traveled to the city of Nadi in Western Fiji, where they attended a special event at Nadi Airport and had a welcome ceremony. Following their warm welcome, the pair unveiled a new statue commemorating Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, a British-Fijian soldier who lost his life in the 1972 Battle of Mirbat.
Suits and Stripes
The royal couple was all smiles as they entered St. George's Government building in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, on Oct. 25 where they met with Tongan prime minister ʻAkilisi Pōhiva.
Tears of Joy
On the second day of their tour of Tonga, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Tupou College for a rainforest dedication. Hilariously, the duo was serenaded with a song to ward off mosquitoes by the Tupbattlingou College Boys’ choir, which left Meghan in tears of laughter. The mom-to-be could hardly contain herself as the choir performed their comedy spoof, which both Meghan and Harry cheered and clapped for at the end.
Hand in Hand
The sweet couple held hands as they attended the unveiling of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy at Tupo College.
The royal couple gave a wave as they boarded a plane from Nuku'alofa Airport in Tonga en route back to Australia on Oct. 26.
Birds of a Feather
Back in Sydney, the 37-year-old pregnant royal wowed in a gorgeous black-and-white Oscar de la Renta gown that featured prints of birds all over it, pairing the look with black heels that's she's worn previously during the tour for the Australia Geographic Society Awards. The couple presented awards to people involved in conservation and Harry, who was dressed in a navy blue suit and light blue tie, gave a speech in which he sweetly quoted his father, Prince Charles, whom he referred to as a “well-known conservationist.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat in the stands to watch the wheelchair basketball final at the Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, on Oct. 27.
Stealing Sweet Glances
The pair couldn't help but share a few loving glances at each other while attending the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney the same day.
One Last Leg
Harry kept close to his pregnant wife as the two prepared to jet off to New Zealand from Sydney Airport on Oct. 28, to complete the last leg of their royal tour.
On Oct. 28 while in Wellington, New Zealand, the couple were met by an enormous crowd of fans, a fixture of just about every stop. Among them was a young woman who was crying with joy. The pregnant duchess quickly walked over to the girl, greeted her and held her hands as onlookers swarmed around them.
“Absolute hysteria here in #Wellington including a sobbing fan who was comforted by the Duchess herself!” local journalist Natalie Oliveri tweeted, along with photos of the sweet moment. “Meghan spent quite a while talking to the crying teen - one of the sweetest moments on the #royaltour so far!”
On Oct. 28 in New Zealand, Meghan took the podium at the Government House to honor the 125 anniversary of women’s suffrage in the country, as well as the importance of women casting their votes.
“The achievements of the women of New Zealand who campaigned for their right to vote, and were the first in the world to achieve it, are universally admired,” she stated.
'Our Little Bump'
On Oct. 29 in New Zealand, Harry gave his thanks in a sweet speech, saying, “From myself and my wife and our little bump, we are so grateful to be here. We bring blessings from my grandmother the Queen and our family.”
Behind the Scenes
On Oct. 29 in Wellington, New Zealand, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were visiting the Courtenay Creative, a production company that works with film and involving young people in the behind-the-scenes cinema, when they were greeted by one of the creepy villains from The Lord of the Rings film franchise.
The couple looked slightly taken aback as they faced the gruesome creature, who presented them with a gift.
Sharing the Sweets
The couple visited Maranui Cafe in Wellington, New Zealand, on Oct. 29 and after leaving the eatery, Meghan sent an aide back inside to get the leftover treats for a group of school children who had been waiting outside to meet the couple.
Friendly Game of Gumboot
The royals continued their down under adventures in Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 29, with a gumboot-throwing contest.
Harry went first, smiling as onlookers chanted, “Harry,” before tossing his red, polka dot boot into the field. He then looked to Meghan with a clap before she took her turn, grinning with apparent nerves before throwing the winning toss.
Reunited and It Feels So Good
Meghan has been off Instagram ever since her engagement to Harry last fall, but she still remembers the connection she made with one special fan. Hannah Sergel, who used to talk with the former Suits star in her DMs, was waiting to meet Meghan in real life at the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland, New Zealand, on Oct. 30.
Harry and Meghan visited Te Papaiouru Marae in the Ohinemutu area of Rotorua, New Zealand, on Oct. 30, where they were welcomed at a formal pōwhiri and luncheon in their honor. The couple were also gifted traditional Maori cloaks of protection, known as korowai, which they wore as they met with school children and locals.