VICTORIA Park was the place to be in Dubbo today as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have invited everyone from around the region to join them for a picnic.
Royalists and royal enthusiasts didnt let the rain deter them from started gathering in the park to ensure they are best positioned to see a glimpse of Prince Harry and wife Meghan.
Prince Harry's address was well received as he talked of the resilience of country people in Australia.
You are the salt of the earth, he said as rain bucketed down and wife Meghan held an umbrella over the pair.
He also cheekily added this rain is a gift at the end of his speech.
Picnic goers were be treated to performances from local groups and homegrown band Thirsty Merc.