Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dubbo Airport
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Duke and Duchess of Sussex share touching moment in the rain

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been visiting drought-stricken Dubbo

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have melted fans’ hearts by sharing a sweet moment during the second day of their Australian tour.

They arrived in Dubbo, New South Wales on Wednesday, just two days after announcing they are expecting their first child.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex address the public during a Community Event at Victoria Park on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan held Harry’s umbrella for him in the rain in Dubbo (Credit: Ian Vogler – Pool/Getty Images)

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Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, took in a number of engagements in drought-stricken Dubbo, where it poured with rain as they met crowds.

The heavy downpour led to a touching moment between the royals, however, when Harry stood up at a podium to make a speech and Meghan stood next to him, holding an umbrella over the both of them.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, in Dubbo
Harry declined the offer of his own umbrella to allow Meghan to hold one over him instead (Credit: Media-Mode / SplashNews.com)

Harry was offered his own umbrella by the town’s mayor before the speech, but replied he didn’t need one, joking: “It’s alright, I’ve got my wife!”

Meghan then assured everyone: “I got it!”

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Community Event at Victoria Park on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
The couple announced on Monday they’re expecting a baby (Credit: Ian Vogler – Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan holding an umbrella to help keep Harry dry was a simple gesture but one that didn’t go unnoticed by the pair’s fans, who took to Twitter to gush about the sweet moment.

Many praised the couple for exuding love and closeness.

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Harry and Meghan began their day in Dubbo by meeting representatives from the Royal Flying Doctor Service, who spoke about their role providing life-saving services for rural regions.

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dubbo Airport
Meghan and Harry arriving in Dubbo (Credit: Splashnews.com)

They were then hosted by the Woodley family on their farm, which they’ve been farming for five generations, and Meghan revealed she’d baked a loaf of banana bread during her stay in Sydney the previous day.

Her bread was served alongside English tea as they spoke to local farmers about the impact the drought has had on their work.

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex visit a Dubbo Community BBQ in Victoria Park
They attended a picnic in the park (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Other engagements in Dubbo included a (very wet!) picnic in the park where they watched a dance performance and met members of the public.

They finished their day in Dubbo by visiting a local school which works to prove the education outcomes of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dubbo Airport
Meghan looked thrilled to meet the youngsters (Credit: Splashnews.com)

Of course, many people who met the couple were eager to congratulate them on their baby news, and ask Meghan how she is feeling being pregnant while on a gruelling 16-day tour.

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dubbo Airport
Aww! (Credit: Splashnews.com)

At the Woodley farm, Harry and Meghan were seen doting on the family’s 13-month-old daughter Ruby.

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit a local farming family, the Woodleys, on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan and Harry looked besotted by little Ruby (Credit: Chris Jackson – Pool/Getty Images)

Ruby’s mum Carol told reporters: “Meghan told me that she’s feeling pretty good so far, which is great, and that she’s running on adrenaline.”

Harry and Meghan will fly to Melbourne on Thursday for another jam-packed day of engagements, before taking in further trips across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

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