Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry get crash course in maternity

Mail Online | 10/17/2018 | Mark Duell for MailOnline
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They will no doubt be learning plenty about pregnancy over the next six months ahead of their first child's arrival.

But the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got in some early practice in child birth during their tour of Australia today as they received a crash course in maternity from Royal Flying Doctor Service volunteers at Dubbo Airport.

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The soon-to-be parents were clearly interested in the medical dummy on a stretcher, with doctors showing them various emergency scenarios – including a baby in a small practice incubator.

It comes two days after Kensington Palace revealed Meghan and Harry are expecting a baby next spring – in an announcement made just five months after their spectacular wedding at Windsor Castle.

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Meghan, wearing Outland jeans, an Australian brand, a Maison Kitsune shirt and Serena Williams Collection shirt, and Harry spoke to volunteers for the service and dedicated a new plane as it marked its 90th anniversary.

The couple met nurses and other staff and volunteers from the service during their visit to the hangar. David Charlton, RFDS aviation general manager, said discussion turned to the number of babies which are born mid-air.

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He said: 'Our staff thought it was quite interesting, given the couple's current condition. The couple found it most amusing, and interesting. We all wanted to ask if it was a boy or a girl, but everyone behaved themselves.'

Harry and mother-to-be Meghan were introduced to health workers as well as those who have been helped by the RFDS which provides healthcare across 2.97million square miles (7.69 million square kilometres) of Australia.

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But a large cake on offer also appeared to catch the duke's eye. After he and Meghan cut the cake, Harry gave it a sniff and helped himself to some of the icing.

Mr Charlton said the service would consider the knife a prized possession....
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