The cute royal tour moments between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just keep on comin’. The couple have barely begun their 16-day tour of the South Pacific, and already our hearts have melted over their rare selfies, reunions with war widows, and interactions with cheeky schoolchildren. Things took a more emotional turn as Harry delivered a speech to a crowd in Dubbo on Oct. 17, but luckily he had the support of Meghan nearby, and the shared moment between them is just as sweet as ever.
While visiting the drought-stricken Australia town, the royal couple and Dubbo citizens were surprised by the downpouring of rain they received as Harry took the stage. The prince was offered his own umbrella, but Meghan said “I got it” and stepped up to keep him covered as he delivered a seven-minute address to the crowd. He commended the residents of the country town, saying “You are the backbone of this country,” but acknowledged “I know that life has not been easy.” He recounted the years of drought and struggle the community has gone through, and encouraged them to speak out when they need aid.
“You need to know, part of being strong and tough is having the courage to ask for help when you need it. You must not silently suffer,” he said as Meghan nodded beside him. “You are all in this together and, if I may say, personally, we are all in this together. Because asking for help was one of the best decisions that I ever made. You will be continually amazed at how life changes for the better,” he added.
The royal has previously opened up about his own battles with mental health, and this powerful admission to the people of Australia struck a chord. Watch his full speech above, and then keep reading to see more snaps of the tender moment between the parents-to-be.