Harry & Meghan Day 3: public transportation and displays of affection 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 18, 2018 20:13:40 October 18, 2018 20:13:40

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent the day in Melbourne. There were several stops on the schedule, including a visit at Government House, a tram ride to the beach, learning about volunteer cleanup on the beach, watching sport demonstrations with ambassadors from the This Girl Can campaign, and a meeting with students in the F1 in Schools programme – which is when this moment happened: 

There’s been a lot of giggling so far on this tour. I like that when one of them giggles it sets off the other. Sorry. Prince Harry and Royal Meghan are cute AF right now, I can’t help it. Because… he looks so happy, doesn’t he look happy? He also looks infatuated with her. He IS infatuated with her. It’s not like Meghan wasn’t already pretty. But on this trip, my God, her face, it’s ridiculous. 

Anyway, the Sussexes, as usual, were hand-holding all day. Harry took it to another level today though.  Everyone’s talking about his double hand-hold. Have you seen this yet? 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Meghan and Harry (@meghan_harry_news) on

 

That caption is the most, but it’s not wrong. These two are constantly reaching for each other. Is it a honeymoon phase or is it just them? 

Some of you have been emailing to ask why I haven’t talked much about her tour wardrobe. I wonder if there’s all that much to talk about? I wonder if it’s on purpose. To me, everything looks the same. Pretty much the same cut. And never a print. It’s always solid colours, similar silhouette, not that much variety, really. To the point where I’m thinking maybe she’s creating a uniform. And that, perhaps, is the point of interest. One of the purposes of a uniform is that it’s a constant. Consistency = stability. A subtle but strategic counterargument to any criticism that might still be happening of the job she had before she married into the royal family? Duchess Meghan, the “former actress”, no longer dressing like an actress but a working royal, in uniform. Is that what’s at work here? Or, you know, is it just that she has a pretty narrow style lane? 

Speaking of narrow lanes, the baby name – apparently some kids on the tram with them asked if they’d come up with a name yet for their child. Meghan supposedly answered, “We’ve been given a long list of names from everyone. We’re going to sit down and have a look at them”. 

Is this, like, an actual list? Like on a scroll? Who’s giving them this list? And when? Wasn’t it reported that they only told people on Friday at Princess Eugenie’s wedding? Between then and when they left for Australia, who’s the eager keener submitting a list of names to them already? Also…there’s this, for Duana:

One royal admirer seemed to have a suggestion. While greeting well-wishers in Melbourne, Harry and Meghan stopped to chat with a 5-year-old child named Harriet and her mother Jessica.

"As soon as I introduced my daughter to Harry, he said, 'That's a great name,'" the proud parent said. "Maybe they will choose it for their own child, which would be fun."

Duana mentioned “Harriet” in her post on Monday about naming possibilities. Harry’s appreciation for the name “Harriet” could have been one of those things like, oh, it’s almost like Harry, my name, great name! Or it could mean that he’s not a name-basic. That we don’t have to worry that he’s going to push for Ava, Emma, Sophie, or Bella. No disrespect to the Avas, Emmas, Sophies, or Bellas out there. But you know how many of you there are. 
 

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