Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's tour dates for Australia revealed
It will be a busy October for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as they will be having their royal tour of Australia. The Kensington Palace announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's trip.
The royal couple is scheduled to make appearances in Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo, and Fraser Island on their widely-announced tour.
As revealed by the palace’s announcement, the tour will revolve around the Invictus Games, which is an international Paralympic-style competition for veterans founded by Prince Harry.
The annual event usually takes place every October. For this year, it will be held in Sydney, Australia.
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Prince Harry and Markle will be in Sydney for an entire day on October 16. On the next day, they are scheduled to arrive in Dubbo.
On October 18, the couple will spend the day in Melbourne, before coming back to Sydney in time for the Invictus Games beginning on October 19 until October 21.
This year, the games will have its opening ceremony on October 20.
After the event, Prince Harry and Markle will be heading to Fraser Island in Queensland on October 22.
When they arrive, they will visit the finished Queen’s canopy project, wherein its purpose is to rehabilitate the rainforest throughout the Commonwealth.
Before coming back to Sydney on October 26, the royal couple will be visiting Fiji and Tonga.
Prince Harry and Markle will also be present during the closing ceremony of the games in Sydney on October 27.
As Prince Harry is a Commonwealth youth ambassador, he and Markle are expected to visit community groups consisting of young people to discuss employment, training, as well as community leadership.
In addition, the couple will likely have more campaigns to help farmers, who are currently struggling with drought, and they are also expected to check out more wildlife conservation projects.
Kensington Palace shared that both the governments of Australia and New Zealand expressed their joy in welcoming the royal couple to visit. They also opted to visit Fiji and Tonga as per request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the United Kingdom.
More details of the royal tour will be released by the palace soon, which will detail the precise events that Prince Harry and Markle will be attending.
The palace first revealed the Duke and Duchess' four-country tour of the Pacific in June 2018.