Prince Harry admits he wants a girl

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"She said they're doing 76 engagements in 16 days, with maybe one rest in the middle".

Mark Metcalfe via Getty Images for the Invictus Games Foundation Harry and Meghan give medals to winners of the Young Drivers Challenge during the JLR Drive Day at Cockatoo Island on October 20, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

The Duke of Sussex donned a pair of tight swimming trunks - known to Australians as budgie smugglers - over his jeans on the first day of competition of the Invictus Games in Sydney.

However, Meghan's participation on Fraser Island is up in the air.

The Duke of Sussex attended the cycling event at the Invictus Games alone this morning after a late finish at the opening ceremony last night.

Late yesterday, the spokeswoman said she was "unsure" about whether the Duchess would take part.

According to ABC News reporter Jade Macmillan, Harry told Invictus competitors Meghan is "resting back at home, being pregnant takes its toll".

Businesses and tourism bodies are hoping for a boost from the Royal couple's visit to the area, with thousands of people expected to attend in hope of seeing them.

The royal couple are hoping to raise their first child, due in Spring 2019, to have a "relatively normal life", a source close to the couple told the paper.

While the couple initially broke the news on Twitter, Harry made a decision to mention the same at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony on Saturday.

"It's your responsibility to make sure your children know how wonderful these guys and girls really are".

Prince Harry's gracious speech at the Invictus Games opening ceremony on Saturday night managed to move the nation and the world as he gushed about wife Meghan Markle and their future baby.

Meghan then joined her husband at a reception for Invictus competitors, their families and friends hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Last week in Sydney, she swapped her suede designer Stuart Weitzman pumps for comfy, pointed-toe $145 flats by Rothy's.

Over 16 days they are travelling to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, with a packed programme of over 70 engagements.

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