Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Announced Their First Royal Tour Together
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made their first public appearance as a married couple just days after their wedding, and now they’ve announced their first royal tour together.
Kensington Palace revealed on Sunday that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will visit Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand later this year. The tour will coincide with the Invictus Games in Sydney in October, and the additional visits are the result of invitations from the countries’ respective governments, which fall under the Commonwealth of 53 nations. Further details for the tour have not yet been announced, but you can bet on lots of great photo ops with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Markle actually confirmed in April that she would be attending the Invictus Games with her husband. According to longtime royal reporter Omid Scobie, she told competitor Michael Mellon that “she had never been to Australia but was going to this year’s event and really looking forward to being there with Harry.”
Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014 for injured or recovering members or veterans of the armed forces. The first games were held in London, with Orlando and Toronto hosting subsequent editions. Just last week, Harry revealed that the 2020 games would be held in Rotterdam and the Hague in the Netherlands.
Markle previously joined Harry for the 2017 games in Toronto. It was their first public outing together, and their sweet displays of affection at the time helped cement the couple’s nontraditional approach to a royal relationship. Two months later, they announced their engagement.
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