Prince Harry and Meghan are coming to New Zealand

Carla Harmon
June 11, 2018

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is officially jumped into the gang royal fam, now that she's shared the famed Buckingham Palace balcony with all of her in-laws.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after their wedding in Windsor, Britain, May 19, 2018.

Meghan gave a polished and poised wave to thrilled crowds as she made her way through London with Prince Harry in an open-top carriage.

Fresh from their rumoured honeymoon the newlyweds cut happy and relaxed figures as they paid tribute to The Queen.

Princess Eugenie andrew trooping colour
Instagram princesseugenieShe shared the snap ahead of Father's Day this weekend reportedly very close to her father

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand later this year.

Yesterday was a very big day for the royal family, but especially for the Duchess of Sussex.

Kate and Wills were in another carriage while a third carried Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Countess of Wessex and her daughter Lady Louise.

The couple follow in the footsteps of Prince Harry's parents - Charles and Diana - whose first royal tour was to Australia and New Zealand.


Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stayed their in 2005.

These facts have led some sources to believe that Meghan may pull out of the trip if she were to fall pregnant before October.

Bringing Prince Harry's new bride along with her is a "is a really positive sign of favour, encouragement and endorsement by the Queen", Robert Lacey, historical consultant for Netflix's "The Crown", tells People. It will be Harry's first time in Ireland, but Meghan visited Dublin in 2014.

As soon as the Queen was in sight, Kate, who was slightly in front of Meghan, smiled and lead the way with her curtesy.


Their tour will coincide with the 2018 Invictus Games, an worldwide sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women created in 2014 by Prince Harry.

The Duke of Edinburgh, who celebrates his 97th birthday on Sunday, has retired from official public duties and did not attend.


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