Meghan and Prince Harry smell traditional native Australian ingredients during a visit to Mission Australia's restaurant, Charcoal Lane.
MEGHAN Markle seems to have captivated Australians in her short stay down under - but back home, trouble is brewing with an influential broadcaster labelling her a fake and a phoney.
"As your royal highnesses are aware, our region has been hit by a bad drought", Mayor Ben Shields told the drenched crowd draped with waterproof ponchos and holding umbrellas, who erupted in laughter.
Mayor Ben Shield said he hoped the "English weather" the couple had brought with them "will bring some relief to the farming families".
Drought conditions in New South Wales state this year have been the most widespread since 1965.
In her most high-profile, solo charitable endeavor as a member of Britain's royal family, Meghan collaborated on a cookbook with a group of female survivors of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire. He was 12 at the time.
"It just makes everything that happened over the a year ago disappear".
"You must not silently suffer and, if I may speak personally, we are all in this together, because asking for help was one of the best decisions I ever made". "I'm not sure I did it right!", she added.
Instead, Harry and Meghan appeared to freestyle it by setting up an impromptu line-up so the schoolchildren could meet them one by one.
"It's been unbelievably tough".
Locals waited from as early as 5am in a bid to catch a glimpse of the couple as they headed to Victoria as part of their 16-day tour, which will also take in New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.
The 37-year-old accompanied Prince Harry to a special engagement to learn about some innovative programs developed by young Victorians, but she wasn't expecting a slight fright when she met a particular group of school students.
The couple are due to return to Sydney later this week for the opening of the global sports championship the Invictus Games, which was set up by Harry for wounded military personnel after his decade of service in the army.