Meghan and Harry to tour Australia and New Zealand

Meghan and Harry to tour Australia and New Zealand

The prince and his wife - who was known as Meghan Markle before she joined the royal family - will follow in the footsteps of his father Prince Charles and late mother Princess Diana as their first royal tour was to Australia and New Zealand in 1983.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand in the Autumn", reads the announcement.

We spent all of last week eagerly awaiting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Buckingham Palace balcony moment at Trooping the Colour and while we didn't get an iconic fairytale kiss, we did get a wonderful moment between Meghan and Kate Middleton.

Royal newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly signed a lease for a converted cowshed to be used for weekend escapes to the Cotswolds.

After the big event on Saturday, Kate took the kids on Sunday to see their polo-loving father, Prince William, play in a charity event. She confidently waved to crowds, shared a joke with members of the family and smiled throughout. Prince Harry was reportedly calming Meghan's nervous throughout the whole parade. Some seconds later, Harry then said, "Now", allowing Meghan to curtsey in ideal time, along with the rest of the royals.

Prince Harry Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle attended her first Trooping the Colour with the royals on June 9 to celebrate the Queen's birthday.

The duke and duchess of Sussex, who married three weeks ago, made the short trip from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade in a horse-drawn carriage as royal fans lining the Mall cheered and waved. Meghan also repaid the gesture in kind by allegedly giving Kate an actual friendship bracelet at her own wedding to Prince Harry.

"I hope that people watching, that they will just acknowledge it and that they will look at it as a new change in history", he said. After all, it is a huge responsibility being a Duchess, and although Meghan boasted a refined sense of fashion even in her acting days, it is a different ball game when you are part of the royal family.

The Queen, whose actual birthday is on April 21, inspected the troops and received a royal salute, and watched displays of precision marching before she was due to make her way back to Buckingham Palace.

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It's no surprise that Kensington Palace, known for its social media blasts, kept the royal couple's honeymoon news under wraps. The parade marks the official birthday of the Sovereign, even though the Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st.

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