PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle will be making their first overseas tour as a married couple to Australia this autumn.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are no strangers to public engagements, but what will this one entail? Here’s what we know about the upcoming trip and when it’s happening…
Paul Edwards – The Sun Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will embark on their tour to Australia this autumn
When are they going and how long for?
Kensington Palace announced that the trip would coincide with the Invictus Games, which are being held in Sydney from October 20-27.
Exact dates have not yet been released, but the newlyweds are likely to be away for at least a fortnight.
Harry’s parents Charles and Diana travelled 23,691 miles and spent 41 days overseas when they made their first trip as a married couple to Australia and New Zealand, in 1983.
In April 2014, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also went to Australia and New Zealand, spending just 18 days away but covering a similar distance of 23,701 miles.
Twitter/Kensington Palace The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be travelling thousands of miles on an official visit down under
Which countries are the royal couple visiting?
The royal couple will be visiting Australia and New Zealand, as well as Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga.
All eyes will be on Meghan for the demanding trip, her first tour of this magnitude as the Duchess of Sussex.