Just a few months after Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would be travelling to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand as part of their first official tour, the Palace has revealed their travel details.
According to the schedule, the tour will run from October 16th to 31st.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will kick off their trip in Australia and visit Sydney, Dubbo, Melbourne and Fraser Island.
Next, they will come to Fiji and spend a few days in Suva and Nadi. They will arrive in Fiji on October 23rd and leave on October 25th.
They then head to Nuku'alofa, Tonga. After a brief visit, they will make their way back to Sydney and end their trip in New Zealand. During their final days, they will visit Wellington, Auckland and Rotorua.
Eonline says according to Kensington Palace, Their Royal Highnesses were invited to tour the Commonwealth Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries' respective governments and were asked to tour Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama had invited Prince Harry and Princess Meghan to Fiji when he had visited London.
PM and Prince Harry when the they had met in London earlier in the year
Bainimarama had tweeted “Very excited to hear from @KensingtonRoyal that Prince Harry and Princess Meghan have accepted my invitation to see Fiji and spend time among our people. It will be a proud moment for every Fijian as we welcome this exceptional couple to our country. #Fiji #TeamFiji”
Very excited to hear from @KensingtonRoyal that Prince Harry and Princess Meghan have accepted my invitation to see Fiji and spend time among our people. It will be a proud moment for every Fijian as we welcome this exceptional couple to our country. #Fiji #TeamFiji https://t.co/4U5leYAxsX— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) June 11, 2018
The trip will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts, such as the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy projects, as well as the Invictus Games, which are set to take place in Sydney in 2018.
The Games hold a very special place in the hearts of both Meghan and Prince Harry.
Prince Harry is a patron of the sporting event and held the first Games in London back in 2014.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.