SYDNEY – British Prince Harry and his wife Meghan tried out on Thursday native Australian bush food, including kangaroo meat and other local delicacies, at a restaurant in Melbourne run by indigenous Australians.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex entered the kitchen of restaurant Charcoal Lane, where chef Greg Hampton helped them touch, taste and smell the typical ingredients of bush food, on the third day of the couple’s Oceania tour.
The Duchess, who is expecting her first child in spring 2019, was urged to avoid Tasmanian pepper, while the Duke was invited to smell Strawberry Gum leaves at the social enterprise restaurant, which has trained 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths in 10 years.
The couple also visited the Trinity Grammar school, where children showed them their award-winning models of Formula 1 cars, and attended a reception at Victoria’s Government House.
Thousands of people thronged the road to the house to get a glimpse of the royal couple, who spent half an hour chatting with their fans.
A young girl burst into tears of happiness after being hugged by Harry, while Meghan, who was wearing a blue navy dress by Australian designer Dion Lee and a Martin Grant trench coat, was given flowers and stuffed toys.
Later in the day, the couple was set to enjoy a tram ride in the city, which has the biggest tram network in the world with around 250 kilometers (155 miles) of tracks.