Everything you need to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s trip Down Under


<pFresh off the news of Duchess Meghan's pregnancy, her and Prince Harry are set for a two-week tour Down Under.

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Add Royal Family as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Royal Family news, video, and analysis from ABC News.Royal FamilyAdd Interest<pThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s second official foreign tour as husband and wife kicks off Tuesday.

<pHarry, 34, and Meghan, 37, will spend the next 16 days on a nonstop tour of AustraliaInvictus Games competitors.

<pThey'll also now be answering a lot of questions about the couple's first child, announced by Kensington Palace Monday morning. Meghan is about 12 weeks pregnant and the baby is due in the spring of 2019, according to the palace.


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<pThe couple will attend a jaw-dropping more than 70 plus engagements over the course of their four-nation tour.


<pHere are all the details you need to know to keep up with Meghan and Harry on their Down Under adventure.

<pThe couple will stay at Admiralty house on the first leg of their tour in Australia. In Wellington, New Zealand, they will stay at Government House and in Tonga the couple will be guests at a royal villa belonging to the King and Queen of Tonga.

<pThe newlyweds will travel via charter plane to Fiji and Tonga. In New Zealand they will use a New Zealand Air Force plane for the majority of the engagements.


Why are they making the visit?

<pThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex are touring Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Kensington Palace said.

<p"Their Royal Highnesses have been invited to visit the commonwealth realms of Australia and New Zealand by the countries' respective governments, and Fiji and Tonga at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This will be the duke and duchess's first joint visit to these four countries," Kensington Palace shared in a statement ahead of the tour.

<p“Their Royal Highnesses' programme will focus on youth leadership, and projects being undertaken by young people to address the social, economic, and environmental challenges of the region. The Duke is particularly keen to highlight these youth-led initiatives in his new role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and to shine a light on the work and aspirations of young people across the Commonwealth.”



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David Beckham will join Meghan, Harry in Sydney

<pSoccer star David Beckham and Australian-born Princess Mary of Denmark and her husband, Prince Frederik, will be special guests as new ambassadors for the 2018 Invictus Games, which kick off Oct. 20 in Sydney.

<pPrince Harry founded the Paralympics-style competition in 2014 for wounded, injured, sick and recovering service members. More than 500 veterans from 18 different allied nations will compete at the Invictus Games in 11 adaptive sports including wheelchair basketball, tennis rugby and swimming.


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<pThe Games will be held from Oct. 20-27 and Harry and Meghan will be there to support the competitors.

<pMeghan made her first official engagement alongside Prince Harry at the Toronto Invictus Games in 2017.


Meghan will highlight women’s empowerment

<pWhile in Fiji, Meghan will participate in a solo engagement as a guest at the British High Commissioner’s Residence, without Harry, to showcase women's organizations in Fiji.

<pShe will then go to Suva Market to meet female vendors who have been empowered by "Markets for Change," a UN Women's project. Meghan, a self-described feminist, once served as a UN Women advocate.

<pMeghan will also be giving her first speech on the tour during an engagement at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, where she will say a few words after Prince Harry gives a speech in his capacity as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

<pA senior royal courtier shared: “She’s a very confident speaker. When the Duchess launched Together, she spoke confidently and off the cuff — it’s only natural at some of the events she’s doing by herself that she would want to speak.”

<pWhile in New Zealand, both Meghan and Harry will attend a reception to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

<pIn Sydney, the couple's visit to Taronga Zoo will include meeting female conservation scientists who are working on efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trafficking.