Let the royal tour begin! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (who just confirmed they’re pregnant with their first child!), just touched down in Australia for their first international tour together ever since they got married.
According to local Media outlets, the duke and duchess of Sussex landed in Sydney on Monday morning (Kingston time). The loved up couple held hands as they got out of the plane, and were all smiles despite the long journey from Kensington palace.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
From Sydney, With Love
The newlyweds are kicking off the official Commonwealth tour with the first destination on their itinerary: Australia.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry appeared in joyous mood as they touched down in Sydney early in the morning. They commenced the tour hand-in-hand, just like they did last year in Toronto during the Invictus Games.
Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, made a low-key appearance at Sydney airport at 7 a.m. The couple arrived with a Qantas flight, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Meghan was dressed for the chilly Sydney temperature in a black and maroon coat paired with fitted black pants. Harry on the other hand kept it casual in a collared blue shirt tucked under a gray sweater and formal pants.
The Duchess meant business with a set of folders tucked under her arm. After all the couple had more than 20 hours during the long plane ride to go over the details of the royal duties people expect from them over the next few weeks.
The Royal Itinerary
Meghan and Harry were also accompanied by their royal entourage. The group consisted of 10 important members of the royal staff including private secretaries, communications liaisons, a journalist, personal assistant and even a hairdresser to attend to the duchess’ special needs before public appearances.
Harry and Meghan Markle will tour around Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand over the next 16 days. The two will make an appearance in New South Wales’ Dubbo before heading down to Melbourne.
They will be back in Sydney for the Invictus Games, created by the Prince himself for honoring the injured members of the army. The games will take place between October 20 and 27.
The royal tour will end on October 31 in Rotorua, New Zealand. The newlyweds will focus on the Queen’s environmental and conservation efforts as well as focus on youth leadership.