Meghan and Prince Harry: Here’s where you can see the Royal couple in Australia next month

Harry and Meghan drive off in a silver jaguar Photo: You’ll need to be in Sydney, Melbourne, Dubbo or Fraser Island if you want to see the newly married couple. (Reuters: Steve Parsons)
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We already knew that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were coming to Australia, but now we can tell you exactly where you’ll need to be to catch a glimpse of Meghan and Prince Harry.

According to their official itinerary, they’ll be here to focus on youth leadership and the environment, as well as Prince Harry’s Invictus Games.

Mark these dates in your diaries

Here’s where the Royal couple will be going:

  • October 16: Sydney, NSW
  • October 17: Dubbo, NSW
  • October 18: Melbourne, Victoria
  • October 19: Sydney, NSW
  • October 20: Sydney, NSW
  • October 21: Sydney, NSW
  • October 22: Fraser Island, Queensland
  • October 23: Suva, Fiji
  • October 24: Suva, Fiji
  • October 25: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga
  • October 26: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia
  • October 27: Sydney, NSW
  • October 28: Wellington, New Zealand
  • October 29: Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand
  • October 30: Auckland, New Zealand
  • October 31: Rotorua, New Zealand

The full details of their trip are yet to be released, but we’ve got an idea of what they’ll be up to.

The centrepiece of their visit is the Invictus Games in Sydney

Competitors from Britain and Australia collide in a game of wheelchair rugby Photo: Britain and Australia compete in a wheelchair rugby semi-final at the Invictus Games in Toronto last year. (Reuters: Mark Blinch)

That helps explain why Prince Harry and Meghan are spending so much of their time there.

They’ll be in the city for both the opening and closing ceremonies of the event, which runs from October 20-27.

Prince Harry started the Invictus (Latin for “unconquered”) sports event in 2014 to provide support and awareness for wounded, injured and ill members of the armed forces.

The event in Sydney follows three previous Games in Toronto (2017), Orlando (2016) and London (2014). The ABC will be broadcasting the Sydney Games.

Meghan and Prince Harry won’t be the first Royals to visit Dubbo

Queen Elizabeth II is escorted to a covered dais in Dubbo in 1954 Photo: Then and now: Queen Elizabeth II is escorted to a covered dais in Dubbo in 1954. (ABC Open contributor: Kylie Lydford)

Queen Elizabeth visited the Western Plains Zoo in the city in 1992.

And here’s what the Queen got up to when she visited the city in 1954, not long after she ascended the throne in 1952, according to her itinerary in the Western Herald newspaper:

Infographic: The itinerary for the Queen’s visit to Dubbo in the Western Herald newspaper.

The city on the Western Plains in New South Wales is one of many in Australia that have been affected by the ongoing drought.

Local newsagent Lee Judd says the upcoming visit is the talk of the town.

“Nothing about Harry, it’s all about Meghan,” she said.

Fraser Island is getting used to Royal attention too

Prince Charles visited the island in 1994:

And when he was in Queensland in April, he added Fraser’s K’gari national park to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy conservation initiative.

“It’s really exciting to have this international recognition for what a pristine natural environment Fraser Island is,” Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour said.

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and is known for its natural beauty.

Prince Harry has spoken about how he shares his father’s passion for the environment.

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