After a whirlwind 16-day trip to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have left Down Under to head home and start the preparations for their first child.
Of course, the announcement of a royal baby happened when the Duke and Duchess were in Sydney, just one day before they kick-started their tour.
Because of this, the first photos of Meghan's bump were on Aussie soil and, as the days went past, we saw the mother-to-be becoming more and more comfortable with touching and cradling her growing bump in the public eye.
During the tour, we also saw Prince Harry and Meghan opt to get behind the camera lens and take their own photos, sharing a few to their official Instagram account.
But this morning we got the best of the bunch: an adorable photo of a smiling Meghan cradling her bump in a redwoods forest in New Zealand.
The caption reads, "A message from The Duke and Duchess of Sussex: 'Thank you New Zealand for the most wonderful last week of our tour. It has been a privilege to meet so many friendly Kiwis. Australia, Fiji, Tonga and NZ - we leave feeling inspired and reminded of how every single one of us can make a difference.'
The royals finished the post with a quote from Kate Sheppard, New Zealand's most famous suffragette, ‘The rain that refreshes the parched ground, is made up of single drops.’
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