The royal couple, who recently returned from their honeymoon, will be touring Australia and New Zealand in the fall as their first official tour begins and they start to represent the royal family in other countries.
Kensington Palace announced their itinerary for the following months this past Sunday:
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 (@KensingtonRoyal) June 10, 2018
According to People Magazine, the trip to Australia wasn’t a surprise since people expected the couple to be in Sidney for the opening of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games, which are held every year in different countries. These games celebrate veterans who have been wounded in battle, and were formed by Prince Harry in 2014. This year’s event will take place during the week of October 20-27, coinciding with the royal tour.
The royal couple will also visit other countries that are part of the Commonwealth, since both have key roles in the organization. Harry was just appointed as head of the Youth Forum and Meghan is thought to be involved in the organization’s championing of women.