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Pregnant Meghan sails through busy day after late night

Look of love: Harry and Meghan at Government House PICTURE: MATRIX

THE pregnant Duchess of Sussex braved the choppy waters of Sydney Harbour to watch the sailing final in her husband’s Invictus Games.

Meghan pulled out of meeting competitors earlier yesterday after a late night on Saturday, when the games’ opening ceremony overran by two hours because of a storm.

Harry has urged his wife to ‘pace’ herself during the 16-day tour Down Under, which features 76 events.

A royal source said the duchess was ‘not sick, just tired’.

‘She wants to do everything, but Prince Harry is encouraging her to pace herself,’ the source added.

‘We want to make sure she gets enough rest. If it has been a very late night due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to adjust for that.’

Hello sailors: Meghan and Harry watch the sailing final as a delighted group of young people on another boat wave to them (below) PICTURES: PA/GETTY

The royal pair donned waterproof jackets and took a small boat out to a 40ft yacht. Once on board they laughed and smiled while watching the contest, standing up at times to get a better view of the race, which was won by host country Australia.

Their presence delighted spectators on nearby yachts and Meghan even made one competitor’s day by giving him a hug.

The couple also attended a lunchtime reception hosted by Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for some of the injured service veterans taking part in the games. Meghan matched a black turtle neck and skinny jeans with a white blazer.

Chic in black and white: The pair at a lunch hosted by the Australian PM PICTURE: REX

And last night the couple were at Government House in Sydney for an unscheduled appearance at an event for the Invictus Games Foundation. As ever, Meghan looked chic in a black dress with crossover straps.

Which is more than can be said for Harry earlier in the day — when he donned Aussie ‘budgie smuggler’ swimming trunks over his jeans. He was given them by disabled sports presenter Dylan Alcott and two members of the Australian Invictus team.

‘He said: ‘Shall I put them on?’. We said: ‘100 per cent’. So he put them on. Good on him,’ said Mr Alcott, a triple Paralympic gold medallist.