On Friday (October 19), Meghan Markle and Prince Harry met with members of OneWave, a surfing group that doubles as a supportive space to discuss mental health and well-being. The lighthearted but meaningful gathering took place on Sydney, Australia’s Bondi Beach, and it included yoga sessions, a big group hug, and some time spent chatting with the group in an “anti–bad vibes circle.” Clearly, there were nothing but good vibes between Markle and Prince Harry, too, since the royals seemed to find countless little ways to stay connected to each other during their time on the scenic beach.
While standing in the sand and speaking to members of OneWave and other Australian well-wishers, Markle and Prince Harry alternated between holding hands with their fingers intertwined and standing with their hands resting on each other’s lower backs. Of course, they’ve exchanged sweet gestures like these many times before, but on Friday, they stepped up their PDA game even further: At one point, while sitting in the “anti–bad vibes circle,” Markle held onto the hand that Prince Harry had placed on her leg, and at another, she rested her own hand on her husband’s knee. Shocking, I know.
It was during this time on the beach that Markle reportedly spoke for the first time about how pregnancy has been treating her so far. “Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag,” Charlotte Connell, a member of OneWave, told reporters. “She said she was up at 4:30 a.m. this morning doing yoga in her room, as she couldn’t sleep.” Connell, who’s also expecting a baby herself, said that Markle also told her that yoga is “so good for healing her mind.”