Britain’s Prince Harry and his new wife, Meghan Markle, will head to the South Pacific.
They haven’t even been married a month yet, but the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex have already made their first public appearance, been on honeymoon, come home, and participated in Trooping the Colour.
It’s a lot to pack into those first few post-wedding weeks, but it doesn’t look like they’ll be slowing up any time soon.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be heading off on their first royal tour come autumn, Kensington Palace has announced.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn,” the palace said on Instagram.
“The tour will fall on the occasion of the [Invictus Games] in Sydney.”
The Invictus Games, which were founded by Prince Harry in 2014, is an international sporting event for wounded service people. The Sydney event will run from October 20 to 27.
New Zealand was very much looking forward to welcoming the newlyweds, said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
“I know Prince Harry really enjoyed his last visit here in 2015 and I’m sure New Zealanders will want the Duchess of Sussex to also experience our warm hospitality and manaakitanga on her first visit here as a member of the Royal family,” the leader told Stuff.
“This is the Duchess’s second visit to our country and I know New Zealanders will be very much looking forward to welcoming her back.”
While we’d love to see them in the Middle East, that may well come in due time. Prince Harry last visited the UAE in 2014.
Happy trails, you two.