Prince Harry Says He’s ‘Very Excited’ to Introduce Meghan Markle to Australia on First Royal Visit

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are wrapping their jam-packed first day of their Australian tour with a royal reception.

Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Cosgrove, hosted the expectant parents during a Tuesday afternoon reception at Admiralty House. The event was attended by Australians from a broad range of sectors, including charity and community, business and industry, arts and culture, and sport and entertainment.

For the event, Meghan switched things up from her earlier look, opting for a forest green pleated button-up shirtdress by American designer Brandon Maxwell. She completed the look by pulling her hair into an updo and added a pair of nude pumps.

The former Suits star previously wore a yellow sheath dress by Maxwell in July for a London reception celebrating young leaders around the Commonwealth. It was the first time Meghan was seen in a bright yellow hue.

It was also the first time she wore a sleeveless look at an official royal event, as it’s rare for royal women to show their arms at public engagements.

During Harry’s opening remarks, which he began by greeting the crowd with a very Australian “G’day,” the prince shared his excitement to be back in Australia alongside his new wife, who he noted was visiting for the first time.

“I’m very excited to show her this incredible country of yours,” he explained in footage captured by Nine News Australia, before recapping their day and upcoming events.

As Harry spoke in the country’s vernacular and cracked a few Australian jokes, Meghan watched from the side and rested both hands on her belly.

“We’re both absolutely delighted to be here,” he said. “Thank you for the incredibly warm welcome and the chance to meet so many Aussies from all walks of life.

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Source:: People.com – Royal News

The Voice Recap: The Battle Rounds (Finally!) Begin

Cody Ray Raymond and Sandyredd Battle

The current season of The Voice has not been all that memorable.

Maybe the dreaded reality TV fatigue is finally setting in, but NBC is milking the show like crazy.

The Blind Auditions have been dragged out for dear life, and while the Battle Rounds finally kicked off on Monday’s installment, there were still some auditions at the start of the episode.

But were any of them actually worthy of advancing?

Let’s break down the final auditions and the first battles of the season.

Emily Hough – “Big Yellow Taxi” (Team Adam)

Meh. That perfectly sums up my thoughts on Emily. Adam, Blake, and Jennifer were taken in by her stunning personality, but the actual performance was all over the place.

It wasn’t memorable by any stretch of the imagination, and I’m unsure if she will even make it past the battles.

Josh Davis – “Too Good at Goodbyes” (Team Kelly)

Josh was once in a band that had a record deal, so you would think he would have the vocals to take him quite far into the process.

The most surprising thing here is that Kelly wanted him on her team. He was awful.

Katrina Cain – “Rhiannon” (Team Blake)

Canceling your honeymoon for an audition is a ballsy move and one that paid off for Katrina. Move over everyone else, the winner might as well be crowned right now.

Seriously, this was a stunning performance from Katrina. She had perfect control of her voice and should remain here to the end.

Matt Johnson – “Never Too Much” (Team Jennifer)

Matt devoted his performance to his mother who was battling cancer. The biggest issue with this performance is that it was uneven.

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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were given a tiny pair of Ugg boots and a toy kangaroo as their first royal baby gifts

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex look at a plush kangaroo with Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove and wife Lynne Cosgrove at Admiralty Housebush hats with Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne Cosgrove at Admiralty House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have received their first baby gifts.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were presented with a stuffed kangaroo toy and a pair of tiny Ugg boots by Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynn.
The royal couple is in Australia on their first official royal tour since they married in May.
They’ve already met a 98-year-old royal superfan and a rather indifferent koala bear.
You can read all of INSIDER’s coverage of the royal tour here.

In case you missed it, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are in Australia on their first official royal tour since they married in May.

Kensington Palace announced on Monday that Meghan is pregnant and the pair is expecting their first child in Spring 2019.

So far on their trip Down Under, the Duke and Duchess have met an indifferent koala and a not-so-indifferent 98-year-old royal superfan, who has met Prince Harry on his last three trips to the country.

Now, the couple has been presented with their very first baby gifts by Australia’s Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynn.

The Cosgroves gave the royal couple a stuffed kangaroo and an adorably-small pair of Ugg boots.

Here they are handing over the gifts:

Harry and Meghan have been give a kangaroo and its Joey. Our first baby gift! Exclaims Meghan. pic.twitter.com/Lxvc3QQYCh

— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 15, 2018

“Our first baby gift!” Meghan can be heard exclaiming in the video, while the prince describes the boots as “awesome.”

The Duke and Duchess’ royal tour will also see them visit Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand.

They are following in the footsteps of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, who went on their first royal tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1983.

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Source:: Business Insider

13 biological factors that make you attracted to someone

Attraction is an unintelligible thing. Sometimes there’s no telling what brings you close to one person over another, or what it was that made you realise you can’t stop thinking about them.

There are those who are conventionally good looking, but it’s actually very subjective whether you fancy someone or not. It can come down to a mixture of biological, psychological, and experience-based factors, and no two people are going to agree on what’s attractive and what isn’t.

Here are some of the most common reasons people are biologically drawn to each other.

1. Smell

A study this year found women with certain scents are more attractive to men. It turns out they were most appealing when they had high oestrogen and low progesterone levels. This balance of hormones indicates high female fertility, the researchers explained, so it makes sense that men would find women more attractive while they are at this stage.

2. Diet

What you eat could also have an impact on how attractive you are. A small study from 2017 found that women were more attracted to sweaty men who ate diets high in produce than men who had more refined carbs like pasta and bread. Essentially, the researchers concluded, when we eat healthy, we might smell healthy too.

3. Fertility

Being fertile doesn’t just make you smell attractive, but it can affect how you look too. One study from a few years ago found that men would rate women’s faces and voices as more attractive when their progesterone levels were low and oestrogen levels were high.

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Source:: Business Insider