Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Got Lei’d At Bondi For Mental Health Awareness

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle couldn’t not dip down to Bondi Beach during their Sydney visit, and the pair used this morning’s opportunity to have a chat with members of a mental health advocacy group on the iconic sands.

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Oh, they also wore leis and were subjected to some phenomenally loud outfits. So there’s that.

The fourth full day of the couple’s royal tour saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex amble down to the seaside to chat with Grant Trebilco and Sam Schumacher, the founders of OneWave, a non-profit which promotes surfing and mateship as positive forces against mental illness.

Images from the scene show the pair in what has been described as an “anti-bad vibes” circle, before engaging in a ceremonial group hug.

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OneWave then presented the pair with a signed surfboard, which we are sure Prince Harry will carry throughout the rest of the day’s engagements.

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The duo and their new surfy mates were joined by hundreds of onlookers, some of whom waited from the wee hours of the morning to catch a glimpse at the expectant parents.

Folks will be able to sneak a geez at Prince Harry later today as he treks up the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and competitors at Sydney’s Invictus Games, who will hoist the sporting extravaganza’s flag over the legendary harbour.

Prince Harry might have to put his shoes back on for that one, though.