Category: Commonwealth

Official dates for The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s Autumn Tour

Official dates for The Duke & Duchess of Sussex’s Autumn Tour

Kensington Palace has announced the official dates for the upcoming tour of Harry and Meghan. They will travel to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand.

As previously announced, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand. The visit will take place between Tuesday 16th October and Wednesday 31st October.

Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the Commonwealth Realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries’ respective governments. The Duke and Duchess will visit Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The programme across these four Commonwealth countries will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts – including the dedication of several new Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy projects – and the recovery and rehabilitation of servicemen and women through the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

Full details will be announced in due course.

Tour Outline
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, New Zealand
Tuesday 30th October: Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday 31st October: Rotorua, New Zealand

Source: The Royal Family

Meghan Markle Attends Remembrance Services for Anzac Day

Meghan Markle Attends Remembrance Services for Anzac Day

Hello everyone ! Today was Anzac Day, a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. For the occasion, Meghan joined her fiancé Prince Harry at a Dawn Service at Wellington Arch. Later in the day, they were joined by Prince William for a service of commemoration and thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. I’ve added lots of pictures in the gallery.




Meghan Markle Attends The Commonwealth Youth Forum Reception

Meghan Markle Attends The Commonwealth Youth Forum Reception

Earlier today, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended a reception for the Commonwealth Youth Forum as part of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. They got to meet with delegates from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. Here is some info on the Commonwealth Youth Forum:

The Commonwealth Youth Forum is developed by an International Taskforce and made up of young leaders from across the Commonwealth, who are creating youth-led initiatives to influence decision makers. Its’ theme, ‘Powering Our Common Future’, illustrates the potential of young people to devise solutions to complex global challenges and bring forward meaningful change.