Harry brings the laughs to Australia

The Duke of Sussex took advantage of opportunities to raise a smile during his first overseas tour with his wife, the Duchess of Sussex.

The jokes started early as the couple took in Taronga Zoo and Harry opened the Institute of Science and Learning.

Finley Blue, four, and six-year-old Dacha Gallagher, both presented their bouquets of traditional flowers in Meghan’s direction, with Harry joking: “Oh, you’re giving them both to her!”

The duke also showed off his sense of humour when the zoo’s director Cameron Kerr spoke of the various work the zoo does with pre-school groups, and Harry pointed to the 20 Youth at the Zoo volunteers aged 13-19 in the crowd and pulled a mock confused face.

Royal tour of Australia – Day One
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Taronga Zoo (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

When Mr Kerr appeared to briefly struggle to get out all the syllables in “Duke of Sussex and Duchess of Sussex”, Harry was on hand to smile and pronounce “Sussexes”.

But the humour was not solely being dished out by the duke.

As the couple were preparing to cut the ribbon to open the institute, Meghan appeared to realise she was still holding her coat.

She moved towards an aide and a member of the crowd shouted out, “I’ll look after it for you!”, to which Mr Kerr added: “You might not get it back!”

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