The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in Sydney today ahead of a 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Tonga.
They arrived at about 7am on a Qantas flight from London, with a brief stopover in Singapore.
They will be in Australia for 10 days as part of the visit to the region.
Their itinerary features 76 engagements in the four Commonwealth countries.
Kensington Palace says that the trip will “focus on youth leadership, and projects being undertaken by young people to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges”.
The visit will also “concentrate on environmental and conservation efforts”.
The Royal couple rested on Monday after their 22-hour flight, at Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove’s Sydney residence, Admiralty House in Kirribilli, 500 metres across the water from the Opera House.
Tomorrow they will visit Taronga Zoo, Bangarra Dance Theatre, and the Sydney Opera House.
Heading then to Dubbo on Wednesday October 17, they will visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service before a picnic in Victoria Park with members of the public. Then they’ll visit a local school to see how it is working to improve the education outcomes of Aboriginal children.
On Thursday October 18, they’re in Melbourne to visit a social enterprise café offering training programs for young Aboriginal people, as well as a primary school to meet students involved in sustainability programs. Then they’ll take a tram down to South Melbourne beach to meet volunteers from a local beach patrol program.
Returning to Sydney on Friday October 19, the royal couple will head to Bondi Beach and take part in the “Fluro Friday” session, where people of all ages share their experiences of mental health issues.
Then they’ll meet with prime minister Scott Morrison, after which Prince Harry will climb the Harbour Bridge to raise the flag signalling the start of the Invictus Games.
The games were founded by Harry and involve wounded and injured current armed forces personnel and veterans who compete in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing.
They will visit Cockatoo Island and The Domain on Saturday, October 20, and Sunday, October 21, where they’ll be watching watching the Invictus Games.
On their last day of their first leg of the trip in Australia, Harry and Meghan will go to Queensland’s Fraser Island on Monday, October 22, the world’s largest sand island.
After a brief sojourn in Fiji, Tonga and the royals return to Australia on Friday October 26, to attend the Australian Geographic Society Awards at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Their last day in Australia, Friday, October 27, involves attending the final day the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games at Sydney Olympic Park.
They then head to New Zealand for three days.
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