Published: Mon, September 10, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Dates set for Harry and Meghan's royal visit

Dates set for Harry and Meghan's royal visit

The couple's tour of the four countries will begin in Sydney on October 16, with Rotorua listed as the last stop.

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be traveling to Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and the Kingdon of Tonga.

Kensington Palace have released further details about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's autumn tour today.

They'll visit Dubbo in NSW, Melbourne and Fraser Island in Queensland on the tour, as well as attending the Games in Sydney.

After another day in Sydney, the pair will visit Wellington, Abel Tasman, Auckland and Rotorua, New Zealand before completing their tour on October 31.

"I hope many New Zealanders will have the opportunity to see the Duke and Duchess as they visit some of our handsome provinces and national parks, and experience our hospitality".

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Australia will be their first stop on a three-week tour of the region, which includes visits to Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand.

"Meghan isn't pregnant, and she and Harry really don't pay much attention to all the rumors as they accept that it's just part and parcel of being who they are, especially given their status as newlyweds", the source explained.

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, said she hopes many New Zealanders will have the chance to see the Duke and Duchess during their visit.

"The duke and duchess will visit Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office". The focus of their royal tour is on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts, including the dedication of several new Queen's Commonwealth Canopy projects.

The visit will also focus on the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through the Games, which were founded by Prince Harry.

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