During hers and Prince Harry's recent visit to Bondi Beach as part of their Australian tour, Meghan Markle admitted that she was starting to feel the side effects of jetting across the world whilst pregnant.
Whilst there, she and the Duke met with local Charlotte Connell – who is also pregnant. And Meghan revealed how her unborn baby is already playing havoc with her ability to get in some quality shut-eye.
According to Sky News, Charlotte revealed, “Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag.”
And, sharing how the Duchess said she is dealing with the lack of sleep, Charlotte shared, “She said she was up at 4:30 a.m. this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn’t sleep.”
Meghan is well-known as a huge fan of yoga – having taken part in the practise for many years now.
Speaking to Best Health magazine before meeting Harry, she said, “Yoga is my thing. My mom is a yoga instructor, and I started doing mommy-and-me yoga with her when I was seven.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced that they were expecting on the first day of their tour Down Under. And Meghan’s confession on the world-famous Bondi Beach wasn’t the first time she opened up about how she’s feeling completing the mammoth royal tour whilst pregnant.
Speaking to locals in the New South Wales city of Dubbo a few days ago, Meghan confessed that she was “a little tired”, and getting by, by “running on adrenaline.”
She and Harry sat down to have tea with the Woodley family, who have been farming in the region for five generations. And it was during the special moment that Meghan met 13-month-old Ruby, and her mother, Emily Carroll.
Emily revealed what Meghan told her about how she’s feeling during her first few months of pregnancy.
“Meghan told me that she’s feeling pretty good so far, which is great, and that she’s running on adrenaline. She said they’re doing 76 engagements in 16 days, with maybe one rest in the middle.”
Then, praising the Duchess, she said, “She’s made for this royal business, isn’t she? They’re both great with kids.”
Later in the day, Meghan confessed that she was feeling however “a bit tired” – which is no surprise, considering her pregnancy, the long flight over from England, and the packed days of engagements!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will without doubt have very little time for rest and relaxation during their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
Tomorrow, Meghan and Harry will launch day one of the Invictus Games, heading to the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge on Cockatoo Island, before attending the opening ceremony of the games.
They’ll also attend a reception at the Sydney Opera House.
Let’s hope the couple find at least a few hours for some downtime.