Meghan Markle and Prince Harry just announced their first royal tour, and it's going to be epic
Meghan and Harry's royal tour, however, will coincide with the 2018 Invictus Games, which are scheduled to take place in Sydney from October 20 to October 27.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are all set to embark upon their first royal tour as a wedded couple, and we couldn't be any more excited.
"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn," Kensington Palace said in their full statement.
"Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office."
Meghan and Harry's royal tour, however, will coincide with the 2018 Invictus Games, which are scheduled to take place in Sydney from October 20 to October 27. This year's games would be a big milestone for the couple since the two made their first joint appearance as a couple at last year's instalment in Toronto.
However, the Palace officials did not comment further on the couple's agenda during the big trip apart from their appearance at the tournament.
The upcoming royal tour will most definitely not be the royal couple's first trip overseas. The duo recently returned from their honeymoon, and although the details of it have not yet been made public, it was previously rumored that the newly minted Duke and Duchess spent their honeymoon in East Africa, Canada, or Ireland.
And even though the news of the royal tour is pretty exciting, Meghan has another big event coming up for her, i.e. her upcoming first solo public duty alongside the Queen.
Come Thursday, the Duchess of Sussex will accompany the monarch on an overnight trip to Chester, via the royal train, a privilege which hasn't yet presented itself before Prince Harry, William or even Kate Middleton for that matter.
The Queen is taking Meghan along to unveil a new bridge in Widnes, Cheshire, and open the Storyhouse Theatre. After the unveiling, the two will sit down for lunch at Chester’s Town Hall.
“The Queen knows the potential pitfalls of not giving new members a guiding hand,” said Ingrid Seward, the author of the newest biography titled 'Queen and Prince Philip, My Husband & I'. In an interview with People magazine, she said, “It’s all about the monarchy. She can’t expect Meghan to know everything without being shown.”
“She doesn’t want 70 years of hard work to be for nothing,” added Seward. ”I’m sure she feels Meghan needs a steadying hand in these early days.”