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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kick off first international tour together with touching gesture

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 15, 2018
07:13 A.M.
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On October 15, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan landed in Australia for the beginning of their first international tour together. The couple known for their PDA held hands as they walked to their car.

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The pair arrived in Sydney after flying for 24 hours. Tuesday will be the start of their 16 days of official Royal duties in the country.

On Monday, Prince Harry, 34, and Duchess Meghan, 37, arrived in Australia on a Qantas flight just after 7 a.m. The Duchess kept it simple in a black coat with maroon detailing, black pants, and heels.

She held hands with Harry who was dressed in a gray sweater, a shirt, and dark pants. The couple didn’t travel to Australia alone.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. With them were 10 people who made up their entourage.

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They were joined by two private secretaries, Samantha Cohen and Amy Pickerill, three communications staff members, a program coordinator, a digital journalist, an orderly, a hairdresser, and a personal assistant.

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The Duke and the Duchess’ tour will be in Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand. It will officially begin in Sydney on Tuesday.

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The following day they will visit the popular tourist spot of Dubbo, in New South Wales. Then they will go to Melbourne before returning to Sydney in time for the Invictus Games.

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The Games are Harry’s Paralympic-style event created for wounded or injured armed service members. They will run from October 20 to the 27th.

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The couple is also expected to travel to Fraser Island which is the world’s largest sand island that is off Australia’s Queensland coast. Their tour will end on October 31 at the lakeside town of Rotorua in New Zealand.

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The Duke and Duchess recently announced that they were expecting their first child together. They told the Queen and the rest of the Royal family at Princess Eugenie's wedding on Friday.

Kensington Palace announced:

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019."

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