The dates of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tour in Australia are announced

<pre><pre>The dates of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tour in Australia are announced

The first official tour of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will begin in Australia in October and will include stops in Dubbo, Melbourne and Fraser Island.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will land in Australia on October 16 to begin a three-week tour of the region, which includes visits to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The couple, who got married in May, will travel to Sydney for the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style event for veterans of the defense, of which Prince Harry is a patron.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leave St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle after their wedding

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The royal couple arrive in Sydney on October 16, before heading to Dubbo, then to Melbourne and back to Sydney for the Invictus Games starting on October 20.

On October 22, the royal family will spend a day on Fraser Island, before heading to Fiji and Tonga, and then to Sydney on October 26 to close the Games the next day.

The tour will end with four days in New Zealand.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he looked forward to welcoming The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"Your visit will be an opportunity to promote the incredible achievements of Invictus athletes from around the world and showcase Australian programs that promote youth leadership, the environment and conservation efforts," he said in a statement Monday.

Schedule

October 16: Sydney, Australia

October the 17th: Dubbo, Australia

October 18: Melbourne, Australia

October 19-21: Sydney, Australia

October 22: Fraser Island, Australia

October 23-24: Suva, Fiji

October 25: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku & alofa, Tonga

October 26th: Nuku & Alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia

October 27th: Sydney, Australia

October 28: Wellington, New Zealand

October 29th: Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand

30th of October: Auckland, New Zealand

31 October: Rotorua, New Zealand