The Australian royal tour of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry has turned out to be quite an emotional roller coaster. On Wednesday, the couple — and everyone else watching — experienced thrills as a 5-year-old boy gave them each a heartwarming hug in a now-viral moment.
By Thursday, however, it was all about the chills — specifically, Meghan’s shock at being witness to a small explosion.
Wearing an indigo Dion Lee Folded Sail dress, the duchess joined her husband for a demonstration of some Melbourne students’ miniature race cars. While Meghan showed a keen interest, she wasn’t prepared for the sudden blast that greeted her. Cue puff of smoke and — much to Harry’s amusement — a giggly yelp not unlike Julia Roberts’s jewelry box moment in Pretty Woman.
Meghan gets the giggles as she meets students involved in the F1 in Schools programme. They showcased two miniature F1 cars set up on the state dining room table which Harry and Meghan got to race. They forgot to tell them that pressing the “go” buttons would be noisy! #melbourne pic.twitter.com/OYUeWbqRzd
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 18, 2018
But the duchess was a good sport about it all. Indeed, she even participated in some sports drills, despite wearing Manolo Blahnik heels and being a few months into her pregnancy.
The Duchess of Sussex seems to have been persuaded to join in some sports drills… pic.twitter.com/YwaAnGtAJ2
— Hannah Furness (@Hannah_Furness) October 18, 2018
Hey, if you’re going to scream in terror, you might as well look good doing it.
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