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In Pictures: Harry and Meghan meet the locals in Sydney

The Sussexes are on the first day of their tour of Australia and the Pacific.

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Meghan meets her first koala in Sydney (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Meghan meets her first koala in Sydney (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Meghan meets her first koala in Sydney (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

There were cuddly toys and real animals to greet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their first day in Australia.

The couple, who announced they are expecting a baby as they arrived in Sydney, were warmly welcomed with a series of events in the city, including visits to Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Opera House.

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The Duke of Sussex meets 98-year-old Daphne Dunne during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

The Duke of Sussex meets 98-year-old Daphne Dunne during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

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The Duke of Sussex meets 98-year-old Daphne Dunne during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

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The Duchess of Sussex also got introduced to Mrs Dunne who has met Harry twice before (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

The Duchess of Sussex also got introduced to Mrs Dunne who has met Harry twice before (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

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The Duchess of Sussex also got introduced to Mrs Dunne who has met Harry twice before (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

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The Duchess of Sussex meeting the Australian public during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

The Duchess of Sussex meeting the Australian public during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

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The Duchess of Sussex meeting the Australian public during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Paul Edwards/The Sun/PA)

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Mother-to-be Meghan talks to Australian singer Missy Higgins, with her nine-week-old baby Lunar (Andrew Parsons/PA)

Mother-to-be Meghan talks to Australian singer Missy Higgins, with her nine-week-old baby Lunar (Andrew Parsons/PA)

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Mother-to-be Meghan talks to Australian singer Missy Higgins, with her nine-week-old baby Lunar (Andrew Parsons/PA)

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The royals boarded a boat from Taronga Zoo and headed to the Man O’War Steps (Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA)

The royals boarded a boat from Taronga Zoo and headed to the Man O’War Steps (Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA)

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The royals boarded a boat from Taronga Zoo and headed to the Man O’War Steps (Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA)

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watch a performance by the Bangarra Dance Company at the Sydney Opera House (Ian Vogler/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watch a performance by the Bangarra Dance Company at the Sydney Opera House (Ian Vogler/PA)

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watch a performance by the Bangarra Dance Company at the Sydney Opera House (Ian Vogler/PA)

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The dance show raised some royal eyebrows (Ian Vogler/PA)

The dance show raised some royal eyebrows (Ian Vogler/PA)

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The dance show raised some royal eyebrows (Ian Vogler/PA)

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Meghan meets an echidna during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Meghan meets an echidna during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Meghan meets an echidna during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Harry was keen to reacquaint himself with a koala as he’s visited Australia before (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Harry was keen to reacquaint himself with a koala as he’s visited Australia before (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Harry was keen to reacquaint himself with a koala as he’s visited Australia before (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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It is Meghan’s first visit to Australia (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

It is Meghan’s first visit to Australia (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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It is Meghan’s first visit to Australia (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex receive native flowers from Finley Blue and Dasha Gallagher (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex receive native flowers from Finley Blue and Dasha Gallagher (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex receive native flowers from Finley Blue and Dasha Gallagher (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

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The couple are on a Pacific tour until October 31 (Phil Noble/PA)

The couple are on a Pacific tour until October 31 (Phil Noble/PA)

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The couple are on a Pacific tour until October 31 (Phil Noble/PA)

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Meghan wore an ivory Karen Gee dress with earrings and a bracelet which belonged to the duke’s mother, Diana (Phil Noble/PA)

Meghan wore an ivory Karen Gee dress with earrings and a bracelet which belonged to the duke’s mother, Diana (Phil Noble/PA)

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Meghan wore an ivory Karen Gee dress with earrings and a bracelet which belonged to the duke’s mother, Diana (Phil Noble/PA)

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Crowds had waited for hours to see the royal couple (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Crowds had waited for hours to see the royal couple (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Crowds had waited for hours to see the royal couple (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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They spent more than the allotted 20 minutes greeting crowds in the sunshine (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

They spent more than the allotted 20 minutes greeting crowds in the sunshine (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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They spent more than the allotted 20 minutes greeting crowds in the sunshine (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Meghan during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Dominic Lipinski

Meghan during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Dominic Lipinski

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Meghan during a walkabout outside the Sydney Opera House (Dominic Lipinski

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And Meghan was keen to shake hands and chat to the Australians who wanted to meet her (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

And Meghan was keen to shake hands and chat to the Australians who wanted to meet her (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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And Meghan was keen to shake hands and chat to the Australians who wanted to meet her (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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