New­ly­weds’ au­tumn trip Down Un­der

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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle plan to launch them­selves on the world stage with a ma­jor tour Down Un­der later this year.

Aides say the sec­ond half of this year will be ‘incredibly busy’ with of­fi­cial vis­its, and a trip to Aus­tralia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga has been mooted for Oc­to­ber.

The cou­ple have al­ready an­nounced they are de­lay­ing their hon­ey­moon to re­turn to work next week. It is an­tic­i­pated Miss Markle – who by then is likely to be an HRH and Duchess – will un­der­take her first of­fi­cial en­gage­ment as a mar­ried woman on Tues­day when she joins Prince Charles for his 70th birth­day gar­den party at Buck­ing­ham Palace.

The royals will also un­der­take a cou­ple of short over­seas vis­its be­fore the start of the sum­mer, in­clud­ing a two-day trip to Dublin. But they plan to re­ally show­case their work as a new royal ‘power cou­ple’ later in the year, start­ing with a visit to Aus­tralia, where Harry’s In­vic­tus Games for in­jured ser­vice­men is be­ing held in Sydney this Oc­to­ber.

They will then travel on to New Zealand, a coun­try the prince fell in love with a num­ber of years ago, fol­lowed by Fiji and Tonga.

It is un­der­stood Miss Markle has been schooled in royal eti­quette and tra­di­tions by diplo­matic staff in re­cent months ahead of join­ing the Royal Fam­ily.

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