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Meghan dons Aussie designer as royal couple touch down in Melbourne

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Prince Harry and wife Meghan have arrived in Melbourne where the popular royal couple will ride a tram and meet school children.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan have been inundated with gifts during a meet and greet with thousands of Victorians outside Melbourne's Government House.

The royal couple, running about 15 minutes behind schedule, were welcomed to Melbourne by thousands of eager fans who had been lined up for hours.

Meghan was wearing a navy, mid-length Dion Lee dress and Martin Grant trench coat and navy stilletos, while Harry was formally attired in a dark suit and tie.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are welcomed to Government House by the Governor of Victoria.
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are welcomed to Government House by the Governor of Victoria.
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The soon-to-be parents received plenty of presents for the baby they are expecting next year and Harry practised his daddy moves on a baby in the crowd.

Retirees Mary-Lou Beames and her husband David caught the 5am train from Ballarat to secure their position.

They saw Harry's late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, when she visited Ballarat many years ago.

"We have loved Diana and admired her and respected her and we just wanted to see Harry because he is so much like his mum," they told AAP.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have another packed itinerary for the third day of their Australian visit. And rain is again expected.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex is seen during the meet the people walk in Melbourne.
Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex is seen during the meet the people walk in Melbourne.
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The prince was drenched during his time at Dubbo on Wednesday and showers are forecast for Melbourne on Thursday, but organisers have promised everything will go ahead as planned.

Their itinerary includes a short tram ride on the world's largest urban tram network, which boasts some 250km of track.

It's likely to be a shiny new carriage fit for a king, or at least sixth-in-line-to-the-throne.

The expectant parents will visit a school and a beach.

After the walkabout, the couple will meet young community leaders during a special reception hosted by Governor Linda Dessau.

After a busy day in Melbourne, Harry and Meghan will head back to Sydney.

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