Harry and Meghan join Australia PM at war memorial unveiling in Sydney
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will unveil a Sydney war memorial 84 years in the making on the fifth day of their visit to Australia.
The royal couple arrived at the city’s Hyde Park on Saturday morning for the opening of the Anzac Memorial, which commemorates the sacrifices made by those who served for Australia and New Zealand.
The structure was initially designed in the 1930s by Bruce Dellitt, but following the Great Depression, the finances were not available to make Mr Dellitt’s vision – which includes a four-tier cascading waterfall – a reality.
Harry wore the tropical dress of his regiment, the Blues and Royals, with medals, Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order badge and sword, while Meghan wore an Emilia Wickstead dress and Philip Treacy hat.
They were met by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian and David Elliott, minister for veterans affairs, on an overcast Sydney morning.
There were also crowds along Liverpool Street, while other people – and a cardboard cutout of Harry and Meghan – watched on from balconies as the royals arrived.
The Sussexes will visit the Hall Of Service, which contains 1,700 soil samples from each town, suburb and district in New South Wales listed as an address for First World War enlistees.
The completion of the extension, which cost £22 million, coincides with the 100th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the war.