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    26 Photos From Princess Diana's And Meghan Markle's Australian Tours That Will Make You Emotional

    For both of them, this tour changed everything.

    There's no doubt that you've watched — or at least heard — about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's interview with Oprah.

    Harry and Meghan sitting on two chairs while holding hands
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    During the two-hour special, there were some shocking revelations that explored Harry and Meghan's relationship with the royal family. But, the turning point, as described by the couple, was during their trip to Australia in 2018.

    Harry and Meghan sitting together on a bench; Harry is leaning towards Meghan while she smiles
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    If you need a refresher, in October 2018, both Harry and Megan embarked on their first tour as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This tour was a 14-day trip of the South Pacific, which included Australia. During this time, Meghan also announced that she was pregnant with Archie.

    According to Harry, the success of the tour, with Meghan dazzling the public, meant that "the family got to see how incredible Meghan was at the job".

    Meghan greeting school children at Dubbo Airport; she is holding bouquets of flowers
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    But, at the same time, it "brought back memories" of his mother, Princess Diana, having a very similar experience nearly 40 years ago.

    Diana and Charles standing in front of Uluru
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    In 1983, Prince Charles and Diana visited Australia as part of their first official tour. As covered in Season 4 of The Crown, it cemented Diana's endearing public presence, with her wowing crowds left, right and centre. But, the growing attention made their already turbulent marriage even more difficult.

    In Diana: Her True Story, Andrew Morton wrote that: "The crowds complained when Prince Charles went over to their side of the street during a walkabout...In public, Charles accepted the revised status quo with good grace; in private, he blamed Diana."

    Diana herself shed light on this in a 1995 interview with the BBC, recalling that: "With the media attention came a lot of jealousy. A great deal of complicated situations arose because of that."

    In responding to Oprah's question of whether there were hints of jealousy after Meghan's success, Harry said: "I just wish that we would all just learn from the past."

    Harry and Meghan sitting on two chairs while holding hands
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    For both Diana and Meghan, their Australian tours signalled the beginning of multiple challenges surrounding their royal duties. Here, we take a close look back at how their experiences mirror each other's — including the Australian public's reception of them.

    1. Here's Diana smiling at a group of well-wishers, including young children, while walking around in Melbourne.

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    2. And here's Meghan bending down to talk to a group of school children after arriving at Dubbo Airport.

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    3. Here's Diana joyfully greeting and shaking hands with some locals while visiting a children's centre in Melbourne.

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    4. And here's Meghan doing the same thing in Melbourne, over 30 years later.

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    5. Here's Diana leaning down to accept a flower from a young girl while visiting Tasmania.

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    6. And here's Meghan, alongside Harry, accepting some native flowers from a young boy and girl in Sydney.

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    7. Here's Diana receiving a kiss on the hand from a student in Melbourne.

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    8. And here's Meghan holding the hands of Daphne Dunne, a former servicewoman who was a big fan of the royal family, while in Sydney.

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    9. Here's Diana bending down to talk to the local children and accept their flower bouquets in Macedon.

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    10. And here's Meghan warmly embracing a young boy after arriving at Dubbo Airport.

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    11. Here's Diana, alongside Charles, reaching out of the car to accept a flower from a young girl in the crowd at Bunbury.

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    12. And here's Meghan sharing a smile with a little girl in Melbourne.

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    13. Here's Diana mingling with an enormous crowd that has gathered at the Sydney Opera House.

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    14. And here's Meghan and Harry smiling alongside a local surfing community group at Bondi Beach in Sydney.

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    15. Here's Diana smiling while greeting the waiting crowd in Yandina, Queensland.

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    16. And here's Meghan doing the same, but in Sydney and in 2018.

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    17. Here's Diana stopping to talk to a group of children who were excited to meet her in Perth.

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    18. And here's Meghan accepting gifts from the crowd at Fraser Island, while also taking the time to properly meet them.

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    19. Here's Diana saying hello to a group of school children waving the Australian flag in Canberra.

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    20. And here's Meghan high-fiving someone in the crowd while she attends the Invictus Games in Sydney.

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    21. Here's Diana looking at the enormous crowd that has gathered at the Sydney Opera House.

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    22. And here's Meghan, looking back at Harry, while she greets a large crowd of locals in Melbourne.

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    23. Here's Diana interacting with students at the School Of The Air during a trip to Alice Springs.

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    24. And here's Meghan waving at students during a visit to Albert Park Primary School in Melbourne.

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    25. Here's Diana and Charles playing with a very adorable baby Prince William.

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    Technically this photo was taken in New Zealand, but it was part of the South Pacific Tour in 1983 — and it's too good not to include!

    26. And here's Meghan, Harry and Archie (still growing inside Meghan's tummy) sharing a moment with one another.

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