During the couple’s tour of Melbourne on Oct. 18, Prince Harry spoke of “fast fashion” and its environmental impact.
The couple were visiting South Melbourne beach, where they heard about BeachPatrol’s efforts to keep the local coastline litter-free and reduce the impact on the marine environment.
“There is literally plastic everywhere,” Prince Harry lamented to students from Albert Park primary school and Albert Park college – who had been helping to keep the beach tidy.
“And, you know, microplastics are a real problem, especially the microplastics from fast-fashion.
“Did you know that’s one of the biggest culprits?”
Meghan told the pupils: “It’s amazing what you guys are doing.
“Well done, you’re doing a really great job. Keep it up.”
And it seems the Duchess was keen to show she meant what she said as she wore a pair of eco-friendly shoes for the occasion.
Her chic black, flat pumps from Rothy’s were made from recycled water bottles.