PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle might have arrived in Sydney shrouded in secrecy — we didn’t even know what aircraft to anticipate them on — however we could be fairly positive of what Meghan had packed in her baggage.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down at Sydney airport on a Qantas flight this morning for their long-awaited tour of Australia.
And whereas there are valuable few particulars of what occurred on the royal couple’s first-class flight (extra on that later), Meghan has already revealed what she all the time packs in her suitcase. And it’s uniquely — and appropriately — Australian.
In a newly resurfaced interview with Allure journal, Meghan, whose mum Doria Ragland labored as a journey agent, stated she by no means went anyplace with no small stash of excellent old style Tea Tree oil.
“The one thing that I cannot live without when I’m travelling is a small container of Tea Tree oil,” she advised Allure.
“It’s not the most glamorous factor, however for those who get a reduce, a mosquito chew, a small breakout, it doesn’t matter what it’s, it’s my little cure-all.
“It’s cheap, it’s sufficiently small to hold on, and I convey it with me all the time.”
Tea Tree oil comes from the leaves of a myrtle tree species native to Queensland and NSW and is claimed to be useful for treating blemishes, insect bites and cuts, in addition to serving as an antiseptic.
The important oil retails for as little as $7 for a 15ml bottle. And it might be notably useful as Meghan and Harry journey by means of Australia and New Zealand and on to the lush islands of the South Pacific throughout their royal tour.
INSIDE MEGHAN AND HARRY’S FLIGHT
As Australian media stored their eyes on British Airways jets touching down at Sydney Airport this morning, the Duke and Duchess stunned everybody by cruising in on Qantas flight QF2 from London by way of Singapore.
It was a scheduled business flight on an Airbus A380 they shared with different passengers — so no personal jet for these royals.
News.com.au understands Prince Harry and Meghan travelled in the top notch cabin and weren’t the solely passengers in firstclass on the flight.
They flew with an entourage of entourage of 10 employees members, together with press secretaries and a hairdresser.
An on-board supply advised information.com.au the couple seemed to be in good spirits throughout the eight-hour flight and have been “excited about coming to Australia”.
And it’s little marvel they have been in such good moods — Qantas’ top notch service is significantly spectacular on the A380 superjumbo.
Prince Harry and Meghan would have dined on meals designed by Rockpool’s Neil Perry, Qantas’ artistic director of meals, beverage and repair, and may need taken up the supply of getting dishes paired with wines and champagnes on recommendation from in-house sommeliers.
But they could have handed on the seafood choice — members of the British royal household reportedly keep away from consuming shellfish, which carries a better danger of meals poisoning than most other forms of meals.
The couple would have been handed his and hers facilities kits full of ASPAR merchandise by Australian firm Aurora Spas, in addition to socks, an eye fixed masks, toothbrush and toothpaste, ear plugs and deodorant.
They might have turned into Qantas’ navy blue first-class pyjamas, made out of 100 per cent cotton and designed by Qantas’ artistic designer of style Martin Grant. They might even have tossed apart their footwear for the matching slippers.
But what’s extra essential about first-class than the seat?
Prince Harry and Meghan would have settled into luxurious, adjustable armchairs with in-seat therapeutic massage, personal lighting and their very own home windows.
And when it was time for a sleep, they’d have stretched out on a 212-centimetre, fully-flat reminiscence foam mattress, made much more snug with a cotton throw, cover and pillows chosen from the “pillow menu”.
Prince Harry and Meghan flew from London with a stopover in Singapore’s Changi Airport, the place they could have hung out in the Qantas Singapore Lounge.
It isn’t solely an unique first-class lounge, nevertheless it does supply all the perks of upper-tier journey: eating and bar service, an in-house barista, showers and web entry for the royal on the go.
After they arrived in Sydney, the couple provided smiles to the ready media as they have been shortly whisked from the airport to a ready automotive.
Their official duties begin tomorrow, starting with a gathering with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his spouse, Lady Cosgrove, at Admiralty House.