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Harry & Meghan arrive at Admiralty House for a day of rest before their intensive 16-day tour begins

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived at Admiralty House in Sydney for a day of rest before they begin an intense 16-days of engagements across four countries.

Harry and Meghan’s tour of Australia officially begins tomorrow, however, they are spending Monday free from any engagements to recover from the jetlag of their 22-hour flight.

The Duke and Duchess arrived at Syndey Airport shortly after 7am on Monday morning on a Qantas flight.

The couple opted for a quiet arrival at the airport with no official welcome and instead were escorted straight to their residence.

Admiralty House is the Sydney residence of the Australian Governor-General and hosts members of The Royal Family when they visit the country.

Harry and Meghan will stay at the property for the first week of their tour while they are in Australia.

Admiralty House has also been used to host other international guests including US Presidents and the Pope.

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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