Meghan Markle and Prince Harry continue their 16-day tour with a stop at a local school in Dubbo, Australia.
The couple visited the Clontarf Foundation and Girls Academy Dubbo Senior College, which is committed to improving the educational outcomes of young indigenous students.
As their car advanced toward the school entrance, students and administrators stood outside to greet Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, for their arrival.
Meghan left her in a classroom The husband met with representatives of the school before being greeted by two student representatives.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The two young girls led them through an exhibition of photos and works on the wall and talked to the schoolgoers, attendance and programs while the rest of their classmates watched.  At some point Meghan laughed and rubbed the girl's back before sitting down on a sofa with the students to talk about her school experiences.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
She also asked the girls what their favorite part of the school was and expressed how "happy" she was to be "here."
Soon after, Meghan and Harry met outside, where the rain intensified.
Although the couple was originally scheduled to attend a session of netball and touch football drills at the school oval – highlighting the importance of sports in education – the rain changed these plans and left them up early to say goodbye to the school.
Meghan Markle listens to the student
Meghan Markle sits with the students
Meghan Markle hugs a student
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But the pair was careful not to leave before the players of the various teams hit. The prince ignored the security protocol and greeted the students as they hurried toward him
The teachers tried to get the students to line up and not force Harry, but the prince was not at all puzzled and even stood up for some candid selfies. 19659023] Meghan Markle in the rain "title =" Meghan Markle in the rain "/>
Meghan Markle in the Rain
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in the Rain
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Earlier in the day, the royal couple met a group of local schoolchildren gathered at the airport, including a small boy (19659008) as soon as the prince greeted him , the five-year-old boy – identified as Luke Vincent of Buninyong Public School – jumped into his arms for a huge hug before playfully stroking his face and tugging at his beard.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Meet Students
Meghan quickly joined the animated young fan and was greeted with a warm hug.
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The duo took on the naming and unveiling of a new aircraft in the Royal Flying Doctor Service fleet As part of celebrating 90 years of health care for people in remote areas
When presented to many of the base's doctors, nurses, and volunteers, Meghan and Harry were also given demonstrations about the emergency medical techniques, materials, and supplies of the service.
The couple then visited Victoria Park for a picnic to celebrate community spirit in the region, where the heavy rain started when Harry took the stage for a speech.
The Prince did his best to keep his pregnant wife dry and could be seen sweetly protecting the former Suits actress under an umbrella. But his other duty was called, so Harry gave Meghan the umbrella so she could stay dry when he went on stage.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry with Luke Vincent
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They are the perfect Then the pregnant Royal went on stage and insisted on giving back the favor and protecting him while talking to the crowd. While Dubbo's mayor Ben Shields offered his umbrella to the prince, Harry said, "It's alright, I have my wife."
Harry and Meghan attend a total of 76 engagements during their visit to Australia, welcome reception, visit to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and meetings with fans.
At their reception on the first day of their visit, Harry thanked Australia for the "incredibly warm welcome" that they received and the "chance to meet Aussies all walks of life."
"We could not find a better place either Imagine announcing the upcoming baby, "said Harry," whether it's a boy or a girl. "
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Under an Umbrella
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Kensington Palace announced Monday the baby news of the couple in a statement: "Their Royal Highnesses are The Duke and Duchess of Sussex I am very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the spring of 2019. Her Royal Highnesses have appreciated the support of people around the world since their May wedding and are pleased to share this joy Messages with the public. "