The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will tour Australia and New Zealand in the autumn
The royal couple – who were married on May 19 at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle – will take a trip Down Under later this year for Harry’s Invictus Games, which are being held in Sydney this time, before heading off to Fiji and Tonga and finishing up in New Zealand as part of their first official tour since becoming husband and wife.
Kensington Palace announced the news on Sunday, 10 June on Twitter, writing: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the autumn
“The tour will fall on the occasion of @InvictusSydney 2018. (sic)”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn 🇦🇺🇫🇯🇹🇴🇳🇿
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 10, 2018
The pair have been invited to Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ governments and will travel to Fiji and Tonga at the request of the UK Foreign Office.
The prince and his wife – who was known as Meghan Markle before she joined the royal family – will follow in the footsteps of his father Prince Charles and late mother Princess Diana as their first royal tour was to Australia and New Zealand in 1983
The royal pair – whowere married in 1981 – travelled 38 142 kms and spent 41 days abroad, but it’s not yet known how long the duke and duchess will spend there.
In 2014, Harry’s brother and sister-in-law the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travelled to Australia and New Zealand and spent 18 days in the two countries.
Meanwhile, Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, have just returned from honeymoon in Canada after they delayed their marital trip in order to attend Charles’ 70th birthday celebrations in London a few days after they’d tied the knot
It’s believed the prince and his new wife had been staying in Alberta, Canada’s Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, at a 557,4 square metre Outlook Cabin, during their getaway.
A source said: “The resort ordered some gear and goodies it doesn’t normally keep on hand for Meghan and Harry. It’s unclear exactly when they’ll be arriving, but we’re told both British and Canadian security will be involved when they do.”
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