Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in the drought-stricken city of Dubbo and were given the warmest of welcomes.


Local schoolchildren cuddled the Duke and Duchess at the Dubbo Airport and the photos are just too cute for words.


Shortly after they touched down, the couple headed to Dubbo’s Victoria Park where Prince Harry delivered quite the moving speech.



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He gushed about the people of Australia: “You are the salt of the earth, honest, hardworking and as tough as they come.”


The Duke acknowledged how hard it has been for the locals who have lived through two years of drought.


“It must be hard not to lose hope when you endure so many dry months end on end knowing that you are powerless to do anything about it.”



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“You must not silently suffer and, if I may speak personally, we are all in this together, because asking for help was one of the best decisions I ever made,” he admitted.

The dad-to-be added: “That resilience, sense of humour and commitment to the land are the qualities that make you unique. You are the backbone of this country.”



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Harry’s speech certainly moved the people of Dubbo. It is understood the city has only had a fifth of its usual rainfall, which has left farmers struggling and families in financial trouble.


The parents-to-be will head to Melbourne today as they continue their Australian royal tour. They are set to carry out 76 engagements in 16 days.