YOUR GUIDE TO THE AUSTRALIAN ROYAL TOUR
YOUR FULL DETAILS
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit four Commonwealth countries in an exciting action-packed tour which concentrates on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts – including the dedication of several new Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy projects – and the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.
Tuesday 16th October SYDNEY, NSW
The royal couple arrives in Sydney for day one of their Commonwealth tour.
Wednesday 17th DUBBO, NSW
Harry and Meghan follow in the footsteps of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, who visited the rural city in 1954 (below) and 1992.
Thursday 18th MELBOURNE, VIC
A day trip to our second largest city where back in 1954 a million Melburnians lined the streets to greet The Queen and Prince Philip.
Friday 19th SYDNEY, NSW
The couple returns to Sydney as athletes and their families descend on the city in the build-up for the Invictus Games opening.
Saturday 20th SYDNEY, NSW
Prince Harry opens the 2018 Invictus Games in a spectacular ceremony on the Sydney Opera House forecourt with Games’ Ambassadors including Sir Peter Cosgrove, Hamish Blake, Dr Brendan Nelson, Ian Thorpe and David Beckham attending.
Sunday 21st SYDNEY, NSW
Day one of the Invictus Games includes road cycling and sailing events.
Monday 22nd FRASER ISLAND, QLD
Harry and Meghan visit Fraser Island (above) which his father, Prince Charles, added to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy conservation initiative earlier this year and also visited in 1994.
Tuesday 23rd/24th SUVA, FIJI The couple visits The Royal Kingdom of Fiji. Thursday 25th NADI, FIJI AND NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA
The couple island hops to the Royal Kingdom of Tonga.
Friday 26th NUKU’ALOFA, TONGA AND SYDNEY, NSW
After events in Tonga the Duke and Duchess of Sussex fly back to Sydney in preparation for the closing of the Invictus Games.
Saturday 27th SYDNEY, NSW
Prince Harry closes the Invictus Games in a 7.30pm showcase ceremony at Sydney Olympic Park Homebush and announces the Hague as the venue of the 2020 Games.
Clockwise from above: Diana and Charles at the Opera House, 1983; The Queen in Fiji, 1977; Charles and Diana dancing in Melbourne, 1985.