Pregnant Duchess Meghan Bakes Banana Bread for Australian Family During Royal Tour

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Victoria Park on October 17, 2018 in Dubbo, Australia.  Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Duchess Meghan sure knows how to prepare the perfect hostess gift. The pregnant Duchess of Sussex baked homemade banana bread during her first royal tour to Australia with husband Prince Harry.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Dubbo, in Australia, on the second day of their tour to the country. INSTAR Images

Royal reporters shared photos of the sweet treat on Twitter Tuesday, October 16. “And here’s Meghan’s banana bread, rustled up last night in the kitchen at Admiralty House!” journalist Emily Nash tweeted.

Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, spent day two of their royal tour in Dubbo, Australia, where they visited Mountain View Farm, a family-run establishment. The Suits alum also brought some Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend tea to accompany her banana bread, which featured chocolate chips and ginger.

During another part of their visit, the couple, who will also travel to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand during their tour, adorably huddled together in the pouring rain as Meghan held an umbrella over her husband’s head.

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Britain’s Prince Harry (2/L) and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (R) pour hand fed from a bucket with farmer Scott Woodley (L) and daughter Laura Woodley (C) DEAN LEWINS/AFP/Getty Images

Kensington Palace announced on Monday, October 15, that the duke and duchess are expecting their first child. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the statement read.

A source revealed exclusively to Us Weekly earlier this week that Meghan is expected to give birth around niece Princess Charlotte’s birthday. “She is due on or around May 2nd,” the insider said. “Meghan is a couple days just shy of her 15-week mark.” (Prince William and Duchess Kate are also parents of sons Prince George, 5, and 5-month-old Prince Louis.)

The former actress told a group of dignitaries at Admiralty House that the pair “are very excited” to welcome their first child.

The feeling is obviously mutual. “Harry is elated and beside himself,” a source told Us, adding: “[Meghan] is excited, happy and over the moon. She’s in great health and has had a very easy pregnancy so far. Meghan has totally been herself and so far, so good.”

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