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In Pictures: Harry gets up close and personal with pair of ‘budgie smugglers’

The Duke of Sussex was asked to sign the skimpy swimwear item at an Invictus Games event in Sydney.

The Duke of Sussex laughs as athlete Benjamin Yeomans puts a pair of swimming trunks on his head (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The Duke of Sussex laughs as athlete Benjamin Yeomans puts a pair of swimming trunks on his head (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The Duke of Sussex had an encounter with a pair of “budgie smugglers” as he carried out morning engagements without Meghan on day six of the royal tour.

The pregnant Duchess pulled out of an arranged meeting with Invictus Games competitors after she was urged to rest by her husband.

The Sussexes are currently part-way through a gruelling 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, with 76 events on their schedule.

The Duke of Sussex was asked to sign a pair of swimming trunks by Australian Invictus Games athlete Benjamin Yeomans (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
He appeared entertained when Yeomans placed the swimwear item, known as ‘a pair of budgie smugglers’ in Australia, on his head (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The group were all smiles as they posed for a photo with the duke (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
Harry greets a cyclist from the US taking part in the Games (Chris Jackson/Invictus Games/PA)
Harry also helped a French cyclist put on his helmet during the event (Chris Jackson/Invictus Games/PA)
This dedicated athlete sported an Invictus Games face tattoo (Dominic Lipinski/PA)
The duke was later joined by the Duchess of Sussex at a reception for Invictus Games competitors hosted by the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison (Paul Edwards/PA)
The pregnant duchess had taken the morning off to rest (Paul Edwards/PA)
Meghan met children from Kookaburra Kids, a charity supporting children living in families affected by mental illness (Paul Edwards/PA)
There was a hug from the duke for one of those at the reception (Paul Edwards/PA)



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