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Duchess Meghan cuts back duties on royal tour

The pregnant royal is taking a well-deserved rest.

By Juliet Rieden
It's been quite a baptism for the Duchess of Sussex on her debut royal tour.
Not only has she faced an incredibly hectic schedule with travel on boats, planes and even a tram all in front of tens of thousands of adoring fans, but of course Her Royal Highness is also pregnant.
Duchess Meghan is taking a step back to rest from her royal duties. (Image: Getty Images)
So it was not entirely surprising that Kensington Palace announced yesterday that Duchess Meghan would be scaling back her tour schedule a little.
"After a busy program, The Duke and Duchess have decided to cut back The Duchess's schedule slightly for the next couple of days, ahead of the final week and a half of the tour," a palace spokesperson stated.
The 37-year-old is exhausted and in a very wise move is unlikely to take part in today's engagements on Fraser Island.
"The terrain is pretty rough," a source told The Weekly.
"It's a really beautiful part of the world and the Duchess will come to Queensland but is likely to be spending the day resting up."
After a late night at the Invictus Games opening ceremony on Saturday, the Duchess opted to rest up at Admiralty House on Sunday morning while Harry attended the scheduled hand bike awards event solo.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Harry spoke about Meghan to some of the athletes in attendance, telling them that "being pregnant takes its toll" and his wife was "resting at home."
Harry and Meghan had a late night on Saturday attending the opening ceremony of the Invicitus Games. (Image: Getty Images)
Meghan rested during a scheduled event on Sunday morning, but she stepped out during the afternoon. (Image: Getty Images)
Today, Queenslanders will definitely be able to see Prince Harry on the world's largest sand island known as K'gari by the Traditional Owners, the Butchulla people.
The popular royal will take part in a traditional Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony and unveil a plaque for the dedication of the Forests of K'gari to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy.
Fraser Island rainforest is home to the Island's satinay trees which, known for their hardiness in water, were used to build the London docks in the 1930s.
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The Duke will also visit one of Fraser Island's iconic lakes to meet with local elders and national park rangers to learn about the Island's natural beauty, rich history, biodiversity and cultural significance.
He will then travel to the beach to learn about the history of the Island's logging trade, as well as its use as a training base for the Australian Z Special Unit during World War II.

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