Prince Harry & Meghan Markle On The Way To Australia
Just a few days after Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding over in London, Australia is preparing for another royal celebration with newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their way Down Under.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to touch down in Australia today, Monday October 15, in a low key entrance. There will be no public welcoming ceremony at the airport with official business not expected to start until Tuesday.
Harry and Meghan, who became the Duchess of Sussex when she married the royal redhead in May, will visit Sydney, Dubbo, Melbourne and Queensland's Fraser Island as part of the couple's first major royal tour.
The tour coincides with the Invictus Games in Sydney, which runs from October 20-28. The sporting event founded by Prince Harry in 2014 gives sick and injured service personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.
The couple will mark the games' launch and closing ceremony in Sydney.
Harry and Meghan's tour of Australia is seen as a key one for the royal couple who, during a TV interview to mark their engagement last November, spoke of their desire to promote humanitarian causes close to their hearts across Commonwealth member countries including Australia.
The visit comes six months after Prince Charles made his 16th official visit to Australia, primarily to open the 21st Commonwealth Games on Queensland's Gold Coast.