Harry and Meghan’s first overseas tour revealed

Harry and Meghan's first overseas tour revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand later this year.

The couple’s visit will coincide with the fourth Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women, planned to be held in Sydney in October.

The autumn tour is the first announced since the couple tied the knot last month.

Kensington Palace said they had been invited to visit Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ governments.

Their visit to Fiji and Tonga comes at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

All four countries are members of the Commonwealth, the 53-nation group for which Harry is a youth ambassador.

The details of the itinerary have not yet been revealed but the couple will be following in the footsteps of the Prince of Wales and Diana, who chose Australia and New Zealand for their first overseas tour as a married couple.

During that 41-day trip, Charles and Diana travelled 23,601 miles.

In April 2014, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went to Australia and New Zealand, and the pair covered 23,701 miles over 18 days.

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said I know the Australian people will greet their royal highnesses with great warmth and excitement wherever they go during their time here.

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern said Prince Harry had enjoyed his last visit in 2015.

She added This is the Duchess’s second visit to our country and I know New Zealanders will be very much looking forward to welcoming her back.

 

News Source SkyNews

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