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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touch down in Sydney ahead of 16-day tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have touched down in Sydney ahead of their 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji.

Their Royal Highnesses landed at the airport at around 6am local time and will begin their first full day of engagements tomorrow.

This is Harry and Meghan’s first overseas tour as a married couple. The tour officially begins on October 16 and will finish on October 31.

The royal couple has a packed itinerary, with more than 70 engagements being completed in the 16 days.

Tomorrow the Duke and Duchess will be given an official reception at the home of the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove, where they will also meet representatives from the eighteen countries taking part in the Invictus Games in Sydney.

They then head off to Taronga Zoo to hear about work against the illegal wildlife trade and visit the Sydney Opera House. The evening includes a reception hosted by the Governor General. Oh, and there’s a walkabout too.

Royal Central’s Deputy Editor, Jamie Samhan, is travelling with the Duke and Duchess and will be bringing you full coverage throughout the tour.

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