Speaking at a reception at the end of the couple’s first day in Sydney, Australia, Harry said that he and Meghan couldn’t think of a “better place” to tell the world of their baby joy.
At the event at Admiralty House, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are staying, Harry, 34, thanked Australia for the” incredibly warm welcome” they’d received and the “chance to meet Aussies from all walks of life.”
“We also genuinely couldn’t think of a better place to announce the, er, upcoming baby,” Harry said, looking over to Meghan. Appearing slightly nervous, Harry added, “whether it’s a boy or a girl.”
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, says he and Duchess Meghan "genuinely couldn't think of a better place to announce the upcoming baby, be it a boy or a girl," on the first day of the couple's 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. https://t.co/m1CblP5KDT pic.twitter.com/4FhIgVmufn— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 16, 2018
And, as they stepped out for a series of engagements — from a visit to the zoo to a walkabout in the center of Sydney — they were mobbed by well-wishers.
The royal couple was also given their first official baby gifts by the Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove.
“That’s so cute, it’s our first baby gift!” Meghan, 37, said in PEOPLE’s Facebook Live video, as she received a fluffy stuffed kangaroo (complete with a baby joey!) and fleece Ugg booties.
The couple’s 16-day tour will take them through Australia, into Fiji and Tonga and to New Zealand.