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Prince Harry introduces Duchess Meghan to a very special person during their first royal walkabout

It was a truly sweet moment for the Prince and his new wife.

By Juliet Rieden
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry have completed their first royal walkabout during their Australian tour, and it certainly wasn't short on the sweet moments!
After boarding the Admiral Hudson boat to make their way over to the Sydney Opera House, chances of motion sickness replaced any potential morning sickness for the Duchess of Sussex, who it was confirmed yesterday is pregnant with her first child.
But when they got there, little did they know a very special guest would be waiting outside to meet them.
Meghan and Harry arrived at the Sydney Opera House by boat, and a very special guest was waiting to meet them. (Image: Getty Images)
The couple first watched the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company rehearse inside the Opera House, then they made their way out to the forecourt underneath the iconic sails to meet the public.
Cheers of "We love you Harry and Meghan" and whoops of "Congratulations" filled the air as the royal couple shook hundreds of hands amid the many thousands who lined the Sydney Harbour foreshore.
Many handed the Duke and Duchess flowers, posters and stuffed animals, with the koala being the most popular choice. One man even brought Meghan a box of Lucky Charms cereal, an apparent nod to her American roots.
The couple knelt down to speak with children in the crowd.
Hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the royals outside the Sydney Opera House. (Image: Media Mode)
The Duke and Duchess were all smiles when they greeted crowds in Sydney. (Image: Getty Images)
And some of the Royal fans, who had started lining up outside the Opera House at 8am, were rewarded.
This included none other than 98-year-old Daphne Dunne, who asked Harry to introduce her to his new wife. Daphne has met Prince Harry many times over the past few years and always gets a hug.
"Oh my goodness, is this Daphne?" Meghan asked.
"She's said she had heard all about me, she's so beautiful," Daphne said afterwards.
"I wished them well with the baby on the way and said this is what Harry has been waiting for for so long.
"I got a cuddle too."
Watch the sweet moment in the video below:
Harry gave Daphne Dunne a hug when he saw her! (Image: Media Mode)
Meghan was thrilled to meet the 98-year-old. (Image: Getty Images)
It was a sweet moment for the Prince and Daphne. (Image: Getty Images)
Daphne met Prince Harry at the same spot in 2015 and it was her late husband's Victoria Cross medal she was wearing that caught Harry's eye on that first encounter.
Another royal fan, Tara Keogh, 15, was in tears after meeting the couple.
"She was so lovely I can't believe it," she explained.
"I said to call the baby Tara, after me, and Meghan said she'd consider it!"
Her friend Emma Yee, also 15, got told off from Harry for skipping school for the event.
"He told me not to do it again," she said.
The couple left to return to Admiralty House for a reception to meet specially invited Australians working in charity fields.
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