Prince Harry received a flirty compliment while Meghan Markle was not in attendance
Prince Harry had quite a cheeky response to a statement made by a member of the audience when he was preparing to make a speech.
The Royal was welcomed to K'gari, also known as Paradise, at Fraser Island, and showed his quick wit by responding to a comment about his appearance.
As reported by News.au, a woman in the audience said that Harry was 'even better looking in person,' which the Prince took as a compliment.
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Find out more about Their Royal Highness's welcome from the Butchulla People, and the inclusion of this extraordinary island in The @QueensCanopy project @KensingtonRoyal or on the Royal family website at → https://t.co/ihewrFD3Ju #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/SjmQpZtEc1— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) October 22, 2018
MEETING THE LOCALS
The 34-year-old was supposed to be accompanied by his wife, Meghan Markle, but due to her pregnancy and the rough sandy roads, he showed up by himself.
Upon his arrival, Harry was greeted by members of the Butchulla, who blessed him by performing a smoking ceremony, welcoming him to K'gari.
“It is up to us now to protect this paradise together — not just because it looks beautiful, but because it is an essential part of our existence and will continue to be for our children and their children’s children.” — The Duke of Sussex. #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/S4Dw6JSwxt— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 22, 2018
ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE QUEEN'S CANOPY
After that, the group went on a little tour and visited the island's Big Tree, a satinay that has been standing and living on the island for the past 1000 years.
Later that day, the Prince grabbed a microphone in the forest clearing, where he told the crowd of guests and members of the media that it was a pleasure to add K'gari to the Queens Commonwealth Canopy.
“It is up to us now to protect this paradise together — not just because it looks beautiful, but because it is an essential part of our existence and will continue to be for our children and their children’s children.” — The Duke of Sussex @QueensCanopy #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/cWFUkdBLOe— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 22, 2018
Harry shook hands with members of the Butchulla, who performed a series of traditional dances, before moving on to see the crystal clear waters of Lake McKenzie, one of the island's most iconic landmarks.
Alongside Butchulla Songman, Aaron Henderson, Aunty Nai Nai Bird provided The Duke of Sussex with a briefing on the significance of Boorangoora to the Butchulla People #RoyalVisitAustralia pic.twitter.com/VEIwz67kch— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 22, 2018
But this wasn't the first time Harry and Meghan went on their own adventures on the tour; the day before, the Duchess of Sussex also rode on a boat from Hervey Bay Eco Marino Tours without her other half.
Even though she was by herself, Markle appeared to be in good spirits and even waved at a couple of locals who stopped by the dock to greet her.