Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

What will Harry and Meghan be doing on their first major overseas tour?

The newlyweds set to embark on their first major overseas tour.. Credit: PA

The Duchess of Sussex will embark on her first major overseas tour as a member of the royal family when she joins her husband on a visit to the Pacific region.

Meghan and Harry will spend 16 days travelling around Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand from October 16 to 31.

The newlyweds are expected to attend Harry’s Invictus Games, a Paralympics-style championship for injured or sick servicemen and women and veterans in Sydney on their tour.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

The Duke and Duchess visited England's closest neighbour on a trip to Dublin during the summer.

However, they will be travelling much further to visit the four Commonwealth countries next month.

Their visit will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts, such as 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.

Sorry, this content isn't available on your device.

Much of their time will be spent in Australia visiting Melbourne, Sydney, the popular holiday town of Dubbo in New South Wales and the country’s Fraser Island, a destination for eco-tourists.

The palace said in a short statement: "Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Commonwealth Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective governments.

"The Duke and Duchess will visit Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office."

After the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia in 2014, the tour company Austravel saw a 120% increase in booking inquiries by Britons.