The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the autumn. Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective governments. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit the Commonwealth countries of Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
The tour will coincide with the Invictus Games in Sydney, which are held between the 20th and 27th of October 2018. Further details on the tour will be announced in due course.
The newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex have only just returned from their short honeymoon and appeared on the balcony and in the carriage procession during Trooping the Colour last weekend. It was the Duchess of Sussex’s first balcony appearance. They married last May in a ceremony in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
The Duchess of Sussex is due to join Her Majesty The Queen next week for a series of engagements.
The Duchess of Sussex, alongside Her Majesty, will visit Chesire on the 14th of June where they will open the Storyhouse theatre, which acts as a community centre, library, and cinema. The theatre, which used to be an Odeon cinema, underwent a two and a half year refurbishment at the cost of £37m.
During the visit to the theatre, they will meet performers as well as unveil a plaque to commemorate the theatres opening.
They will visit the Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, a museum that describes itself as “putting the fun in science.” As well as visit a new bridge between Runcorn and Widnes that opened in October.
A spokesperson for the family said they will also attend a lunch held at Chester Town Hall alongside local leaders and dignitaries.