The tour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga - all we know about it

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare to take off to visit the land Down Under (Photo: REX / GETTY)

The Australian tour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle – their first official trip abroad as a husband and wife – is fast approaching.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will tour Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in the year of this year as part of their royal duties as a married couple.

Harry and Meghan were invited to visit Australia and New Zealand from their local governments, with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office asking them to visit the Fiji and Tonga islands as well.

Until now, we had not been told the exact dates or the duration of the tour through the four Commonwealth countries.

But this week, Kensington Palace revealed more information about their Fall Down Autumn tour.

The tour will focus on environmental and conservation efforts, youth leadership and the recovery and rehabilitation of Invictus Games soldiers and women.

Here's everything we know about the Sussex tour …

When is their Australian tour?

The first day of the Harry and Meghan tour will start in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday, October 16th. It will end in Rotorua, New Zealand, Wednesday, October 31st.

How long will they stay away?

The Sussex will be out for just over two weeks, with the flight to Australia from London around 24 hours.

Given the distance they will travel, it is likely that Meghan and Harry will be on tour for at least two weeks.

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia and New Zealand in April 2014, which was their first married visit, they spent 18 days away.

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge pictured in Australia during their royal visit in April 2014 (Photo: Chris Jackson / Getty Images)

However, when Harry's parents, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, made the same trip in 1983, they were away for more than twice this period of time, spending 41 days abroad.

What will Harry and Meghan do on their tour?

An event we have witnessed with the participation of Harry and Meghan is the Invictus Games, which will be held in Sydney from 20 to 27 October.

Kensington Palace has now published a complete program, showing that they will visit Sydney three times, as well as going to Dubbo, Australia; Melbourne, Australia; Fraser Island, Australia; Suva, Fiji; Nadi, Fiji; Nuku 'alofa, Tonga; Wellington, New Zealand; Abel Tasman, New Zealand; Auckland, New Zealand and Rotorua, New Zealand.

Harry and Meghan program in Australia

Tuesday, October 16th: Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, October 17: Dubbo, Australia
Thursday 18 October: Melbourne, Australia
Friday 19 October: Sydney, Australia
Saturday 20 October: Sydney, Australia
Sunday, October 21st: Sydney, Australia
Monday, October 22nd: Fraser Island, Australia
Tuesday, October 23: Suva, Fiji
Wednesday, October 24th: Suva, Fiji
Thursday, October 25th: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku & # 39; alofa, Tonga
Friday, October 26th: Nuku's Alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia
Saturday 27 October: Sydney, Australia
Sunday, October 28th: ​​Wellington, New Zealand
Monday, October 29th: Wellington and Abel Tasman, in New Zealand
Tuesday, October 30th: Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday, October 31: Rotorua, New Zealand

As we now know where the royal couple will be and when they visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, more details will follow on their specific daily itinerary.

The Invictus games will be a touching event for the couple to visit, since the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, in 2017 were the first public appearance together.

Prince Harry founded the games, which are for the sick and wounded military personnel, in 2014.

Where will they stay during the tour?

We do not know the details of accommodation for each part of their tour but, according to Australian reports, the couple has chosen their rental property for the stage of their visit to Sydney.

The newly parade couple is apparently destined to stay in the luxury Villa del Mare of Point Piper for 40 million dollars (22.4 million pounds).

Villa Del Mare in Point Piper, Sydney (Photo: Lila Delman / Villa Del Mare)
Villa Del Mare in Point Piper, Sydney (Photo: Lila Delman / Villa Del Mare)
Villa Del Mare in Point Piper, Sydney (Photo: Lila Delman / Villa Del Mare)
Villa Del Mare in Point Piper, Sydney (Photo: Lila Delman / Villa Del Mare)
Villa Del Mare in Point Piper, Sydney (Photo: Lila Delman / Villa Del Mare)
Villa Del Mare in Point Piper, Sydney (Photo: Lila Delman / Villa Del Mare)

Located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, the waterfront property will provide an idyllic retreat for the couple as they travel with their real duties in Australia.

What does Meghan mean having a tuxedo ban?

Meanwhile, it was reported that Harry had banned Meghan from wearing a tuxedo during their Australian tour.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the Endeavor Fund Awards, with Meghan depicted in a tuxedo (Photo: Karwai Tang / WireImage)
It is understood that Harry is not a tuxedo fan on Meghan (Photo: Max Mumby / Indigo / Getty Images)

For many, a tuxedo on a woman may still be an unconventional choice of clothing, but given the love for Meghan's clothes and the fact that she wore a tuxedo before, she probably chose to wear one even in Oz. .

According to the Daily Mail, a source for a fashion show at Kensington Palace said, "Meghan is told that she has to stop dressing like a Hollywood star and start dressing up as Royal." Meghan wanted to wear a tuxedo dress but Harry said it was not traditional enough. "

In February of this year, Meghan was a notoriously wearing a black and white tuxedo – which featured a white bow tie – for the Endeavor Fund Awards at Goldsmiths Hall in London.

The $ 1,245 Alexander McQueen women's tuxedo was paired with a £ 285 white shirt by Tuxe that featured the large bow detail around the neckline.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, observes the Famine Memorial on the bank of the River Liffey during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (In the picture: Zak Hussein – Pool / Getty Images)
Harry and Meghan in Ireland (Image: Jimmy Rainford – Pool / Getty Images)

And during Sussex's recent trip to Ireland, she was seen wearing a smart Givenchy dress.

Diana was also a fan of a female tuxedo, after wearing one at Wembley Stadium in 1988, wearing a bright green gilet and a XX bow tie.

Diana also liked to show off a tuxedo (Photo: Today / REX / Shutterstock)

He also wore a white tuxedo with a classic black bow tie when he visited Florence during a British royal tour in Italy in 1985.

Diana in Florence in 1985 (Photo: Mauro Carraro / REX / Shutterstock)
Diana was wearing tuxedos from time to time (Photo: REX / Shutterstock)

The former Buckingham Palace spokesman Dickie Arbiter, who worked for the Queen until 2000, warned that Meghan will face her biggest challenge, with the eyes of the world on her and less bonuses given to her is now a royal wife.

"She had a taste of the Invictus games in Toronto last year but she was Harry's girlfriend, and now that she is his wife there will be more expectations," he told The Mirror.

"She is a good communicator, she is good at talking to people but it will be a real baptism of fire.

They will have a very busy schedule and the Duchess will have to get used to the local customs with the eyes of the world on her. & # 39;

Meghan Markle helped provide access to water for about 6,700 people in a rural area of ​​Rwanda and taught children to paint with watercolors as World Vision's global ambassador (Image: PA)
Prince Harry visits the village of Surama in the Guyana hinterland during an official visit to the Caribbean in 2016 (Photo: Getty)

Both Harry and Meghan have previously stated that work in the Commonwealth will be a priority for both.

As a pre-wedding gift for the prince, the queen has named her nephew an ambassador of the youth of the Commonwealth, her role as the highest profile as a royal to this day.

Reportedly, a couple spokesman said: "They are already planning all the work that is happening in the second half of the year, which will be incredibly challenging".

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