Along the winding road of their royal travels, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been gifted lots of keepsakes ranging from flowers to stuffed animals and baby gifts for the impending blessed child. But on their most recent stop on their Australian tour, the couple was given something super unusual. By someone dressed as a carrot.
On Friday morning when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex swung by Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Markle was handed a bunch of…vegetables.
Meghan seemed both shocked and honored to be handed the carrots, proclaiming to her husband, ‘They’ve given us veggies!’
The Daily Mail describes what’s happening off screen in the video, as Prince Harry makes contact with a large bunch of organic carrots while reaching for hands to shake in the crowd:
The woman offering him the kitchen staple is actually dressed in a carrot costume, complete with a green tuft coming out of her head, and has a friend with her who is dressed as a pea.
The back of her costume displays the website name Nourishing Bubs – which sells baby food – so it might be an attempt to advertise their wares to the pregnant duchess or give her some fresh ingredients to inspire baby food making back home.
Earlier in the morning the couple met with non-profit surf community OneWave, which raises awareness of mental health through saltwater therapy, surfing, and Fluro, which the royal pair participated in. The expectant parents were presented with their own leis before joining an ‘anti-bad vibes circle’ on the sand.
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🏄🏄♀️ Founded at Bondi Beach in 2013, the @OneWaveisAllitTakes community has now spread to more than 100 beaches in over 20 countries, giving 10,000 people the chance to speak openly about mental health — The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined OneWave’s ‘Anti Bad Vibe Circle’, as people of all ages shared their experiences of mental health issues. To turn the tide on stigma surrounding mental health issues, OneWave is encouraging people to share their experiences of living with mental health issues and the power of opening up using #OneRoyalFluroWave. #RoyalVisitAustralia #Australia #Sydney #Bondi #BondiBeach
Markle was seen cradling her sprouting baby bump during the visit. The couple is expecting their first child in the spring.