Meghan Markle father 'filled with joy' at daughter's pregnancy

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Harry was scheduled for a range of engagements on the world's biggest sand island, known as K'gari in the local indigenous language, on day seven of their Australian tour.

Kensington Palace announced on Saturday that although Meghan will also travel to the island, she will not follow the official visit schedule.

His response comes just days after he gave a speech on the couple's first day of their royal tour, where he gushed about his wife's pregnancy.

Meghan, 37, has cut back slightly on her tour schedule following last week's announcement that she's pregnant with the couple's first child.

A source has told The Sun that while Prince Harry is proud to have his wife by his side during their first official overseas trip together, he's also protective of her and has encouraged her to cut back and rest.

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On Twitter, royal fans said they loved seeing how supportive the duke and duchess are of each other.

Their royal highnesses will be met on arrival by the traditional owners of Fraser Island, the Butchulla people, and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

On Friday, they will return to Sydney for the final days of the Invictus Games before flying home via New Zealand.

"Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag".

"What's sad is that some time in the next year Meghan and Harry will have a baby and I'll be a grandfather", he said at the time.

Which is more than can be said for Harry earlier in the day - when he donned Aussie "budgie smuggler" swimming trunks over his jeans. "We have to try and pace her". She had a very late night last night.

One of them held a sign that said "Rangas Rule", Australian slang for someone with ginger hair.

Meghan joined Harry for later engagements on Sunday, with the couple attending a reception at the Pavilion Restaurant in the Domain for Invictus competitors, their families and friends hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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