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What About The Virus, Meghan? Pregnant Duchess Of Sussex Went On A Tour To Zika-Plagued Countries

Date October 22, 2018 12:07

The British royal family doesn’t seem to stop pleasing the world community. First, on October 12, the second most-expected wedding of the year took place: Princess Eugenie, Elizabeth’s granddaughter, got married to Jack Brooksbank. A few days after that, on October 15, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry went on their first abroad tour as a married couple. They planned to spend 16 days in Australia, where they will host Invictus Games, patronized by the young duke. Moreover, there are also a few other countries the royal couple planned to visit in Oceania. Finally, as soon as their plane landed, Kensington Palace has made a long-awaited statement about Meghan’s pregnancy.

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Millions of royal family fans were delighted and worried at the same time: Oceania isn’t the best choice for a pregnant woman, as she can become a victim of Zika virus. It is an infectious disease, transmitted both sexually and through the bites of infected insects (mainly mosquitoes). Doctors ask pregnant women to be particularly cautious since Zika causes irreversible pathologies of fetal brain development, microcephaly and a number of equally serious health problems. The virus isn’t curable: there is no vaccine or other effective prevention.

Despite this, the pregnant Duchess set off on a dangerous journey with her husband. Doctors rated Meghan’s health condition as excellent, and she also received comprehensive medical advice. Most likely, during her visit to the islands of Fiji and Tonga, Meghan will wear light but covered-up outfits, which would reduce the risk of insect bites. Moreover, Harry was reported to hold a series of events solo.

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To the fans’ delight, many new photos of the young couple have already appeared on the Internet: we offer to take a look at how they spent time away from their home. Meghan allowed herself to relax a bit during a journey, wearing some comfortable shoes. The last time we saw her wearing flats was about a year ago when the girl accompanied Harry at Invictus Games in Toronto.

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However, Meghan has already appeared in public wearing elegant high-heeled shoes, which she complemented with a snow-white sleeveless dress by Australian designer Karen Gee. Princess Diana’s fans noted that the Duchess of Sussex borrowed some jewelry from the late princess's collection, in particular, her original earrings in the shape of butterflies.

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It seems that this trip will be not only working but also quite enjoyable for Meghan. Just a few hours after the official pregnancy confirmation, the Duchess received her first gift for her unborn baby – a toy kangaroo with a baby kangaroo.

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Probably, Meghan had her chance to refuse from the tour due to the potential health threat to the child. They say that Elizabeth II is very strict when it comes to her relatives’ health condition, so it is hard to believe that she insisted that the Duchess accompany her grandson. Perhaps, Meghan didn’t want to part with her husband, so she responsibly reacted to her new duties. Or maybe she just wanted to visit Australia.

What do you think, what could have forced the future mother to visit the countries dangerous for her child? Share your opinions in the comments.

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