The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in Australia for their first tour as a married couple.
Prince Harry and Meghan were met by a large media and security presence at the airport on Monday morning Sydney time. They were met by the Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian, who described the visit as exciting.
“It’s really a visit with the people,” Ms Berejiklian said on Monday.
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After meeting with the Premier, they were driven to Admiralty House, the Harbour-side residence of Governor-General Peter Cosgrove.
The pair will now rest until Tuesday when their official duties will begin.
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The 16-day trip coincides with the fourth Invictus Games, beginning in Sydney on Saturday, and includes dozens of official events.
Prince Harry will launch the fourth Invictus Games in Sydney on Friday, and attend the opening and closing ceremonies.
In the coming days, the couple will also visit attractions including the Sydney Opera House, Taronga Zoo and Bondi Beach. They will also take day trips to Melbourne, drought-stricken NSW town Dubbo, and Queensland’s Fraser Island.
Once they leave Australia, they will then spend a few days in Fiji and Tonga, before concluding the trip with four days in New Zealand.
The trip is Meghan’s first official overseas trip since she married the Prince and became a royal duchess in May this year. The two are expected to regularly travel to various parts of the Commonwealth given that Prince Harry has been named the organisation’s Youth Ambassador.