Meghan Markle gets a serious scare from students and her reaction is priceless

Composed as she is, Meghan Markle isn’t immune to the occasional scare!

The Duchess of Sussex got quite the royal fright during her visit to Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, Prince Harry, on their third day of the Royal Tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

The Duke and Duchess were speaking with students from Trinity Grammar School, who work with Formula 1 cars at a reception at the Government House, when they took part in a model car demonstration.

Meghan was given the launcher, which she pressed to start the model cars. But she hadn’t been expecting the loud noise and smoke that came when the cars took off. In a funny moment captured by reporters, the Duchess let out a small cry and covered her face with her hand, prompting her hubby and the rest of the room to start laughing.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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After briefly being startled, Meghan too laughed with the crowd at the candid moment.

It was a busy day for the Duke and Duchess. As they traveled around Melbourne, the pair participated in a beach clean up, met with women working to get more involved in sporting events, greeted endless crowds, and even rode a local tram with some school children.

The pair are next returning to Sydney, Australia, where they started the tour, for more engagements before a four-day break next week.

For more from the Royal Tour, watch the clip below: