Mon, 15 Oct, 2018
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan touch down in Sydney
The long-awaited moment is finally here as Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex have landed in Sydney for their Australian tour.
The couple travelled with Australian airline Qantas instead of British Airways as previously predicted. The flight touched down around 7am at Sydney International Airport.
Surrounded by security personnel and their entourage, the royals still found the time to give a smile in the direction of fans, media and countless waiting cameras.
Photo credit: ABC News
Their large entourage is said to comprise of 10 staff members, a hairdresser and press secretaries.
According to news.com.au, it is said that Meghan has invited her best friend and stylist, Jessica Mulroney, along with her husband Ben to help her with the styling of her outfits in an “unofficial” capacity.
After leaving the airport, the Duke and Duchess made their way down to the Admiralty House in Kirribilli.
The tour consists of visiting locations in Australia such as Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo and Fraser Island, while also visiting other countries that are a part of the Commonwealth, which includes Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
While they are here specifically for the Invictus Games, the royals will also take part in events surrounding mental health, farm visits and public picnics.
Their official duties won’t start until tomorrow, giving them one day to wind down.
The two will start off by spending time with the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Cosgrove, where they will be joined by representatives from the Invictus Games. Afterwards, they plan to visit Taronga Zoo to meet two baby koalas.
Heading to Dubbo in NSW on Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess want to “see first-hand the hardships local farmers are facing by visiting local property” and also want to take part in a public picnic.
On Friday, eager fans will be able to catch Harry and Meghan at Bondi Beach in Sydney where they will be promoting the awareness of mental health. And afterwards they will be seen climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to raise the Invictus Games flag.
They will also be visiting Melbourne and Cockatoo Island before departing for the South Pacific.