Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are about to start their Down Under tour!
The royal couple landed in Sydney, Australia, early Monday, local time, Australian media reported. And just like their first appearance together last year at the Invictus Games in Toronto, the newlyweds came hand in hand.
Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, made a discreet arrival on a flight from Qantas just after 7 a.m. Sydney Morning Herald.
With a dark coat, tight black pants, high heels and a maroon scarf (the temperature when they reached Sydney was in the low 60's), Meghan smiled as she held Harry's hand. The prince was relaxed in a cozy gray sweater over a shirt with a dark collar and pants.
The Duchess of Sussex also wore a set of folders. The 20-hour plane ride from London would have given him enough time to review the tasks ahead of him during his tour.
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They were joined by a retinue of 10 people: two private secretaries (Samantha Cohen and Amy Pickerill), three members of the communications staff, a program coordinator, a digital journalist, an orderly, a hairdresser and a personal assistant.
The 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand officially begins in Sydney on Tuesday. A day later, Harry and Meghan will head to the popular Dubbo tourist spot in New South Wales. He then heads to Melbourne before returning to Sydney in time for the Invictus Games, an event in the style of the Harry Paralympic Games created for wounded or injured military service. The Invictus Games will take place from October 20 to 27.
In addition to focusing on the military and women, newlyweds will also highlight forest conservation efforts through Queen Elizabeth's canopy project.
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They will travel to Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world, located just off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The tour ends on October 31 in the city on the shores of Lake Rotorua in New Zealand, which is known for its bubbling mud pools fed by geothermal activity and traditional Maori culture.
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"The program in these four Commonwealth counties will focus on youth leadership, the environment and conservation efforts, including the dedication of several new projects of Queen & # 39; s Commonwealth Canopy, and the recovery and rehabilitation of military and women through Invictus Games Sydney 2018 ", the couple's office. at Kensington Palace said in a statement.