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When Prince Harry met Luke! Young Dubbo local charms the royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make a gorgeous new friend on day two of the Royal Tour.

By Juliet Rieden in Dubbo
It was a beautiful and relaxed Duchess of Sussex who touched down in Dubbo this morning with Prince Harry on her arm.
Both looked incredibly happy to be in this rural city and seemed to command the weather gods as earlier rain disappeared for blue skies and sun.
The Duchess was wearing another Aussie designer - Outlander - jeans, a crisp white shirt from Maison Kitsune, boots from US chain store J Crew, a long tailored jacket from her best mater tennis star Serena Williams' Collection and a necklace by Natalie Martin.
She wore her hair in a chic pony tail and the mum-to-be couldn't stop smiling at all the children there to meet her who in turn were cheering and clapping.
After their official greeting, the couple walked across the airport to the nearby Royal Flying Doctors Service hangar, meeting children from local public schools.
Hug it out! Local school boy Luke was thrilled to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Meghan and Harry were total naturals with the kids.
Millie Sutcliffe, 10, said she had told Meghan she loved her and was rewarded with hugs from both Meghan and Harry.
Daniella Clews,12, and Sovana Doherty, 11 from Dubbo West School also had hugs from the couple.
"I am shaking, it was amazing, I am speechless," Sovanah said afterwards.
"I am shocked, it's a once in a lifetime chance," Daniella added.
Luke's "favourite person in the world is Father Christmas" so it was no surprise that he loved Harry's beard, which he stroked with glee.
Meghan watched on during the sweet encounter before getting her own bear hug from Luke.
"Meghan just put her arms out to me. I am so excited. This is the best day of my life," she said.
At the end of the line of excited children was Luke Vincent, five, from Buninyong School.
Luke's "favourite person in the world is Father Christmas" so it was no surprise that he loved Harry's beard, which he stroked with glee.
Going bush: We love their country-chic outfits.
Meghan stops to smell the roses, quite literally.
He then gave Harry a big hug and when he met Meghan she too was gifted a beautiful long embrace from affectionate Luke.
The Duke and Duchess then headed to the nearby hangar of The Royal Flying Doctor Service for a naming dedication and unveiling of a new RFDS plane as part of celebrations for 90 years of the vitally important healthcare service which provides a lifeline to people living in rural and remote Australia.
There they met RFDS staff and doctors, as well as people who have benefited from the service.
What a welcome! Dubbo has put on a spectacular day for the couple.
(All images: Getty Images)

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