In Pictures: Harry and Meghan meet the locals in Sydney

There were cuddly toys and real animals to greet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their first day in Australia.

The couple, who announced they are expecting a baby as they arrived in Sydney, were warmly welcomed with a series of events in the city, including visits to Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Opera House.

Royal tour of Australia – Day One
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watch a performance by the Bangarra Dance Company at the Sydney Opera House (Ian Vogler/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
The dance show raised some royal eyebrows (Ian Vogler/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
With a spirited performance by one shirtless man (Ian Vogler/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
Meghan meets an echidna during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
Harry was keen to reacquaint himself with a koala as he’s visited Australia before (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
It is Meghan’s first visit to Australia (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex receive native flowers from Finley Blue and Dasha Gallagher (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
The couple are on a Pacific tour until October 31 (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
Meghan wore an ivory Karen Gee dress with earrings and a bracelet which belonged to the duke’s mother, Diana (Phil Noble/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
Crowds had waited for hours to see the royal couple (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
They spent more than the allotted 20 minutes greeting crowds in the sunshine (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
Meghan during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Dominic Lipinski
Royal tour of Australia – Day One
And Meghan was keen to shake hands and chat to the Australians who wanted to meet her (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
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