Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Just Shared All the Details of Their Whirlwind Tour Down Under
Let the countdown begin! The dates and locations for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's much-anticipated tour Down Under have been released
The 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand will see the couple arrive in Sydney on Oct. 16 and then head to the popular tourist spot of Dubbo, in New South Wales, a day later. Then it is on to Melbourne before retuning to Sydney in time for the Invictus Games, Harry’s Paralympic-style event created for wounded or injured armed service members. The Invictus Games runs from Oct. 20 through Oct 27.
In addition to focusing on servicemen and women, the newlyweds will also highlight forest conservation efforts via Queen Elizabeth’s canopy project.
They will travel to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, that sits just off Australia’s Queensland coast. The tour ends on Oct. 31 at the lakeside town of Rotorua in New Zealand, which is known for its bubbling mud pools fueled by the geothermal activity, and traditional Maori culture.
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“The program across these four Commonwealth counties will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts — including the dedication of several new Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy projects — and the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and woman through the Invictus Games Sydney 2018,” the couple’s office at Kensington Palace said in a statement.
The full list of dates and places the couple will visit are:
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Dubbo, Australia
Thursday, Oct. 18: Melbourne, Australia
Friday, Oct 19: Sydney, Australia
Saturday, October 20: Sydney, Australia
Sunday, October 21: Sydney, Australia
Monday, October 22: Fraser Island, Australia
Tuesday, October 23: Suva, Fiji
Wednesday, October 24: Suva, Fiji
Thursday, October 25: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga
Friday, October 26: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia
Saturday, October 27: Sydney, Australia
Sunday, October 28: Wellington, New Zealand
Monday, October 29: Wellington, New Zealand and Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Tuesday, October 30: Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday, October 31: Rotorua, New Zealand
Additional details about the individual visits will be issued closer to the tour.