Why Meghan Markle didn’t climb Sydney Harbour Bridge with Prince Harry

Prince Harry climbed hundreds of steps to reach the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge on his Royal Tour – but where was Meghan Markle?

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been inseparable on their Royal Tour, and the loved up couple look like they’ve enjoying sharing every special moment.

But when the Duke climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge to kick off the 2018 Invictus Games his beautiful wife wasn’t by his side.

Harry smiled triumphantly as he reached the top along with Prime Minister Scott Morrison – but Meghan was nowhere to be seen.

Many fans were asking why the duchess, who is extremely fit and loves exercise, wasn’t taking part despite not missing any other sections of the Royal Tour so far.

But there’s a good chance Meghan decided to skip the challenge as she’s pregnant with her first child.

To climb the enormous steel arch bridge, expectant mothers must provide a certificate of fitness that is signed by their GP.

However, they can only do so if they are under 24 weeks pregnant. If they are further along they cannot climb at all.

Meghan is believed to be just over three months pregnant , with her and Harry’s baby expected to be born in Spring next year.

The former US actress is understood to have had her 12-week scan, and a senior Palace source said “she is in good health”.

This month’s Royal Tour coincides with the Games, which are kicking off on Saturday, the day after Harry’s bridge climb.

Founded by the prince, they are an international paralympic-style event for military personnel wounded in action.

They will run until October 27.