LONDON – Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, will visit Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October for their first official trip since they married last month, Kensington Palace said on Monday.
Harry and Markle have been invited to Australia and New Zealand, whereas their visits to Fiji and Tonga are a result of a petition of the British Foreign Ministry, according to the Palace, the official residence of the Duke of Sussex.
“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 tweeted.
The tour, the exact dates for which are yet to be revealed, will coincide with the fourth Invictus Games in Sydney in October, in which armed forces personnel wounded in combat take part.
The parents of Prince Harry – Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana of Wales – also traveled to Australia and New Zealand for their first tour after their wedding in July 1981.
On Saturday, the Duchess of Sussex appeared for the first time on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, during birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II.
Harry and Meghan were married at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19.