During their trip to the Sydney Opera House, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took in a private rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre – an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander modern dance company – in the Main Rehearsal Room.
Their Royal Highnesses, based on their animated facial expressions, appeared to enjoy watching the powerful rehearsal thoroughly.
The Duke and Duchess will next move on to a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House, where around 2,000 people were waiting, before concluding their day with an afternoon reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House. An array of Australians from a broad range of sectors including charity and community, business and industry, arts and culture, sport and entertainment will also be in attendance.
Today marked the beginning of the 16-day tour Their Royal Highnesses are to undertake in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Tonga. The Duke and Duchess have had a jampacked schedule on their first day with an official welcome ceremony at the Admiralty House by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, GovernorGeneral of the Commonwealth of Australia and Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove and the opening of the Taronga Institute of Science and Learning at the Taronga Zoo.
The couple took a water transport after their zoo visit to the Sydney Opera House where they arrived at the Man O’War Steps – a landing and embarkation point for British and Australian Fleets in peace and war for 150 years.
Their official visit began with an announcement from Kensington Palace this morning that the Duchess is expecting her and the Duke’s first child in the spring of 2019.