Prince Harry said while rural Australians had a lot to be proud of, "I know that life has not been easy", mentioning the devastating drought. He also met her again in 2017.
Kensington Palace announced exciting royal baby news earlier this week, and United Kingdom bookmakers are already taking bets on possible names.
It has not been confirmed how Thomas learned of the pregnancy. If he is excluded, I won't be happy.
Meghan Markle visited the Opera House with Prince Harry to watch a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre. "It is in the best interest of the baby for my dad to be included", Samantha Markle said.
"She'd never seen cotton used in flower arrangements before so when someone handed her a bouquet with cotton in it she turned to one of her minders said how lovely it was", she said.
The state of Meghan's current relationship with her father is unclear.
The day was one that seven-year-old Sienna Blackhall will never forget, she says despite the torrential rain she felt exactly like a princess after meeting the royal couple.
If you're finding it hard to understand the hype about those royal people touring Australia at the moment, you're not alone - this child was so unfazed by the meaningless concept of royalty that he actually just skipped the whole pleasantries thing and grabbed Prince Harry by the beard.
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In the same interview, he predicted a royal baby would arrive sooner rather than later - and he was right.
"They both had a little tickle with her [Ruby]", Mrs Carroll said.
Meghan held an umbrella over Harry's head as he delivered his speech in driving rain.
Thomas has yet to address Meghan and Harry's baby news himself but, of course, there have been multiple rumours swirling about how he reacted.
Thomas, 74, hasn't spoken publicly about the future royal baby, but a source told The Sun he learned of the happy news before it was made public. "He only hopes he can share some of the joy".
The couple are on a 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand that their Kensington Palace staff said would not be altered despite confirmation that the former actress is pregnant.
The young royal said he was touched by the strength of the local Dubbo community.