As previously announced, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand. This visit is set to take place from Tuesday 16th October and Wednesday 31st October.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been invited to visit the Commonwealth Realms of Australia and New Zealand by their respective governments. Fiji and Tonga will be visited at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The visit will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts and the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The medals for the 2018 Invictus Games were revealed earlier this month and were produced by the Royal Australian Mint. The Invictus Games will take place this from 20th until 27th October.
Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 as a sporting event for the wounded, injured and sick soldiers and veterans who put their lives on the line. The first Games were held in London in 2014, followed by Miami in 2016; and Toronto in 2017. The Invictus Games will shift to a bi-annual calendar following the 2018 Games, and the 2020 Games will take place in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The following dates and places have been announced for the upcoming tour:
Tuesday 16th October: Sydney, Australia
Wednesday 17th October: Dubbo, Australia
Thursday 18th October: Melbourne, Australia
Friday 19th October: Sydney, Australia
Saturday 20th October: Sydney, Australia
Sunday 21st October: Sydney, Australia
Monday 22nd October: Fraser Island, Australia
Tuesday 23rd October: Suva, Fiji
Wednesday 24th October: Suva, Fiji
Thursday 25th October: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga
Friday 26th October: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia
Saturday 27th October: Sydney, Australia
Sunday 28th October: Wellington, New Zealand
Monday 29th October: Wellington and Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Tuesday 30th October: Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday 31st October: Rotorua, New Zealand