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Everywhere Prince Harry And Meghan Will Visit On Their Tour Down Under

It wasn’t so long ago that Australia was hit by royal wedding fever when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot. Now the couple is heading out on official duties, with an official Prince Harry and Meghan tour of Australia and nearby countries, as well as the hosting of the Invictus Games.

The couple has an itinerary rammed with activities, official duties and sightseeing, and not everything on the agenda is totally expected. Read on to get the deets of the royal itinerary.

Sydney, Australia

 

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend most of their time in Sydney, with official functions at Admiralty House, a visit to Taronga Zoo and to check out Bangarra Dance Theatre at the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 16 October. Later in the tour they will return to visit iconic Bondi Beach and climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge with freshly minted Prime Minister Scott Morrison to raise the Invictus Games flag.

 

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They’ll also spend the weekend of October 20 and 21 in Sydney, spending time on Cockatoo Island, launching the Invictus Games for wounded service people (initiated by Prince Harry), and attending a dinner at Bennelong Restaurant in the Opera House. On October 26 they’ll return to attend the closing ceremony of the games.

Dubbo, Australia

 

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The Harry and Meghan tour will also head to Dubbo on Wednesday October 17 to witness the hardship caused by the state of drought, as well as host a public picnic which anyone can attend. They will also visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service hangar.

Melbourne, Australia

 

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This day in Melbourne will be spent meeting politicians at Government House, as well as local charitable initiatives. They will have a quintessential Melburnian experience – catching a tram – and hear a talk on wildlife in Port Phillip Bay.

Fraser Island, Australia

 

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Stopping by on their way to the South Pacific, the couple will visit Fraser Island, Queensland, to meet local Indigenous elders and learn about the history of the island.

Suva and Nadi, Fiji

 

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The Royals will meet President of Fiji Jioji Konrote in Suva, with several receptions and a state dinner. Harry will also spend time at Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, while Meghan visits Suva Market. They’ll also swing by Nadi for a special memorial service.

Nuku’alofa, Tonga

 

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Harry and Meghan will meet fellow Royals of Tonga including Princess Angelika Latufuipeka, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipauʻu, as well as attending a Tongan handicrafts exhibition at the Faonelua Centre.

Wellington, New Zealand

 

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The pair will meet the Kiwi PM Jacinda Ardern and attend official receptions and ceremonies around the Wellington and visit the country’s new UK War Memorial. They’ll attend an event celebrating 125 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand. While in town they’ll also enjoy the café culture, attend a traditional welcome ceremony and tree planting at Abel Tasman National Park.

Auckland and Rotorua, New Zealand

 

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Next up is the North Island of New Zealand, visiting several precincts in Auckland, such as native bushland included in The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project, charity operations, and a meet and greet with the public on Viaduct Harbour. They’ll also attend and event hosted by Ardern at the Auckland War Memorial.

 

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On their final day of the tour the Duke and Duchess will visit Te Papaiouru Marae, for a pōwhiri (Māori welcoming ceremony) in Rotorua before meeting kiwi chicks (the birds) at Rainbow Springs. Lastly, they’ll see the Redwoods Treewalk before returning to Auckland for their flight back to London the following day.

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