The itinerary for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first official tour of Australia has been revealed by Kensington Palace, showing the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are scheduled to partake in some of this nation’s finest cultural experiences.
In a nod to Harry’s past life as a social bon vivant, the pair will visit Melbourne institution Revolver for a night of music and dance. Markle’s long-running interest in fine dining will also be satisfied, as the pair are also set to roam down to culinary mainstay Massive Weiners.
Okay, look, that’s unlikely, but the actual itinerary for their October trip has been revealed. In addition to spending time at Sydney’s Invictus Games – an institution close to Harry’s heart – the duo will visit Taronga Zoo to pat some koalas. Of course.
After scoping out the Sydney Opera House, the pair will travel over to Dubbo in order to meet community members impacted by the ongoing drought. Harry will deliver an address, and the pair will also visit a few local schools to say g’day.
Their stay in Melbourne will include a pop-in to a café focussed on providing opportunities to young Indigenous Australians, before hopping onto a tram to South Melbourne. ‘Being Accosted By Tram Cops’ is not an official line item on the itinerary; still, being owned by the Myki system is a universal experience for all British and American tourists.
They’ll then head back to Sydney to meet Prime Minister Scott Morrison, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and oversee proceedings at the Invictus Games. Then, they’ll hoof it over to Queensland’s Fraser Island, where they will be greeted with an official Welcome To Country ceremony by the Butchulla People.
Fiji and Tonga are next on the list, before a quick dip back to Sydney for more Invictus action. Then, the pair are slated to visit New Zealand, taking in another slew of cultural and historical attractions, before heading home.
The trip is scheduled from October 16 and 31.
In a statement, Kensington Palace states “The Duke and Duchess… have asked that this tour allow them opportunities to meet as many Australians, Fijians, Tongans and New Zealanders as possible,” so there’s a non-zero chance you may actually set eyes on them. Not at Revs, though. Well, you never know…