PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have landed in Sydney before their long-awaited tour of Australia.
Members of the royalty landed at the Sydney airport around 7 am on a Qantas flight from London, not a previous flight of British Airways as previously reported.
Prince Harry and Meghan, looking surprisingly fresh, were taken out of the airport and into a car waiting for them.
Members of royalty, and their surroundings, were surrounded by a strong security presence, but still managed to offer quick smiles to the media they expected.
It is understood that the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex travel with an entourage of 10 staff members, including press secretaries and a hairdresser.
It is also reported that Meghan has invited her best friend, the Toronto-based stylist Jessica Mulroney and her husband Ben, to join them and help her with her wardrobe in an "unofficial" capacity.
About half an hour after leaving the airport, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at Admiralty House in Kirribilli.
His first official royal tour will include time in Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo and Fraser Island, as well as in other Commonwealth countries, including Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be in Australia for a total of nine days, with a stacked itinerary that includes public picnics, farm visits and a "Fluoro Friday" for mental health, but they are predominantly here for the Invictus Games.
His arrival today is quite discreet (as much as possible) since his official duties will not start until tomorrow.
It will begin with the couple's meeting with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House. They will be joined by representatives of the Invictus Games to enjoy the "spectacular views" before heading to the Taronga Zoo to meet two baby koalas.
Prince Harry and Meghan will then take a ferry to the Opera House to see an essay by the Bangarra Dance Company and then participate in a royal walk to talk to "members of the public", and then return to the Governor's house. General for a visit. "reception".
On Wednesday, they will head to the city of Dubbo in New South Wales to "see first-hand the difficulties local farmers face when visiting a local property" and organize a public picnic at a local park.
Later in the week, they will fly to Melbourne to be greeted by state politicians at the government house, meet with youth leaders and do what anyone who lives outside the city struggles for the first time: take a tram.
On Friday, royalty fans will be able to see Prince Harry and Meghan on Bondi Beach, where they will spend time with OneWave, an initiative that relates to mental health. Later that day, they will board the Sydney Harbor Bridge with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to mount the flag of Invictus Games and officially launch the event.
Over the weekend, the couple will be on Cockatoo Island and the Dominion for Invictus events, and on Monday fly to Fraser Island, off the coast of Queensland, to meet with local elders and learn about local indigenous history .
Prince Harry and Meghan will depart for the leg of the tour in the South Pacific, before returning to Australia on Friday, October 26, for the last two days in Sydney.