The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their first official Tour as a married couple, to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand, from October 16th to the 31st, mainly in connection with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. Right before the start of the visit the couple announced that the Duchess is expecting their first child. Click HERE to take a look at the previous days of the Tour.
On the morning of October 17th, the Duke and Duchess flew to the town of Dubbo, situated on the Macquarie River, 300 kilometres northwest of Sydney, where they first visited the Royal Flying Doctor Service to learn more about the life-saving role the aviation service provides for people living in rural and regional areas.
Afterwards, the Royal Couple saw first-hand the hardships of the farmers of New South Wales suffering from drought, by visiting a local farming family, the Woodleys, for whom the Duchess brought homemade banana bread (which she baked the previous evening) and ‘Royal Blend’ Fortnum and Mason tea. They then traveled to Victoria Park to join people from Dubbo and surrounding areas at a picnic in the park to celebrate community spirit within the region, where the Duke gave a speech.
In the afternoon, the Duke and Duchess visited the Dubbo College Senior Campus working to improve the education outcomes of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and met students opening up their classrooms to present their work and participating in a session of netball and touch football drills on the school oval.