By Camille Nzengung
Updated Oct 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am
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Meghan Markle is a little over 12 weeks pregnant, but not everything has been smooth sailing thus far. (Nope, not even the royals are immune to the ups and downs of pregnancy — just ask Kate Middleton.)

The Duchess of Sussex, who’s currently away on her Australian royal tour, opened up about how she is dealing with her pregnancy side effects, comparing her experience to being jet lagged.

On Friday morning, locals welcomed Prince Harry and Meghan to the iconic Bondi Beach where the royal couple participated in an “anti- bad vibes circle” to discuss mental health issues. Meghan bonded with a fellow expectant mother, 35-year-old Charlotte Connell, by discussing how her pregnancy is affecting her sleep.

“Meghan told me that pregnancy was like having jet lag,” McConnell, who is 23 weeks pregnant, told the Evening Standard.

To get her through the exhaustion, the mom-to-be seems to be turning to her favorite workout.

“She said she was up at 4:30 am this morning doing yoga in her room as she couldn’t sleep,” McConnell revealed. “It’s a bit of a double whammy for her, she said, as she has both the baby and the jet lag to contend with.”

Meghan has always been a huge advocate for yoga, so it’s not surprising that she’s filling her time with some physical activity. The royal has cited her mother, yoga instructor Doria, as responsible for kick-starting her love affair with yoga.

The Duchess of Sussex has already had her 12 week scan, meaning she’s done with her first trimester. But with about six months left till she gives birth, we have a feeling she'll be doing a lot of downward facing dogs.