While visiting family in Dubbo this past week I had the fantastic opportunity to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) in person. It was indeed a royal encounter. ๐Ÿ‘‘

Harry delivered a very moving speech in which he discussed the drought that has affected many farmers in rural communities and shone a spotlight on mental health. As someone who is affected by mental illness and also living in a rural area, I was touched by this and hope it may be able to encourage others to seek help if they need it. ๐Ÿ’–

There was a large crowd in Dubbo, and even though it began to rain heavy, it didn’t deter people from catching a glimpse of Harry and Meghan. I dodged raincoats and umbrellas and was able to see them and take the following photographs. ๐Ÿ“ท

Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle)

A bonus was that a band I like, Thirsty Merc were playing. I have wanted to see them for some time, but it never worked out that I got see them in concert. This time I did, for freee. ๐Ÿ˜„ The photos of the band turned out a lot better because it was not raining.

Thirsty Merc

Thirsty Merc

Thirsty Merc

You can view all photos on Flickr. ๐ŸŒป


Questions

  1. Have you ever seen a royal or famous personality in person?
  2. Has the rain ever deterred you from an event?
  3. Is there a band that you would love to see live?