Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney on Monday, a day earlier than they formally begin a 16-day tour of Australia and the South Pacific.
The journey is their solely worldwide tour because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had been married in Could, aside from a two-day go to to Eire.
The prince and the previous American actress landed on an overcast morning after a business flight from London with a short stopover in Singapore.
They’ve 76 engagements scheduled over 16 days in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. In Australia, they are going to pet a koala in a Sydney zoo, go to within the drought-stricken Outback city of Dubbo and meet indigenous leaders on Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, in northeastern Queensland state.
WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go to Sussex
Harry and Meghan had been pushed from the airport to Admiralty Home, the official Sydney residence of Governor Normal Peter Cosgrove, who represents Australia’s head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, Harry’s grandmother. The couple had no official capabilities on Monday following a 22-hour flight.
A whole lot of well-wishers gathered with umbrellas outdoors the airport and Admiralty Home within the hope of catching a glimpse of the couple. The group cheered because the waving couple was pushed by means of the gates of the harbour-side mansion.
The tour coincides with the Invictus Video games in Sydney which begin on Saturday. The sporting occasion based by Harry in 2014 provides sick and injured army personnel and veterans the chance to compete in sports activities similar to wheelchair basketball.
The couple will attend the video games’ launch and shutting ceremonies.
Harry and Meghan stated throughout a tv interview in November that they needed to advertise humanitarian causes near their hearts throughout Commonwealth-member international locations together with Australia.
The go to comes six months after Harry’s father Prince Charles made his 16th official go to to Australia, primarily to open the 21st Commonwealth Video games at Gold Coast metropolis in Queensland.