8 June The Royal Family will attend "Trooping the Colour" in London
Maternity Leave Meghan is on maternity leave for a few months
The Royal Foundation Meghan as Patron
Since : May 2018
Following her engagement to Prince Harry in 2017, Meghan has become involved in the work of the Foundation, and became its fourth patron following her marriage, on 19 May 2018. The Royal Foundation programmes currently revolve around four main themes of work; mental health, wildlife and conservation, young people and the armed forces community.
The National Theatre Meghan as Patron
Since : January 2019
The National Theatre's extensive UK-wide learning and participation programme supports young people’s creative education through performance and writing programmes like Connections, New Views and Let’s Play. The National Theatre invests in the future of theatre by developing talent, creating bold new work and building audiences, partnering with a range of UK theatres and theatre companies.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Meghan as Patron
Since : January 2019
Established in 1913, the ACU is the world's first and oldest international university network, with more than 500 member institutions in over 50 countries. It is the only accredited organisation representing higher education across the Commonwealth.
Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help long term unemployed and vulnerable women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives.
Established in 1886 and entirely funded by public donations Mayhew is an animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of dogs, cats and people in communities both in London and internationally. Mayhew looks for innovative ways to reduce the number of animals in need through pro-active community and educational initiatives and preventative veterinary care.
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On day 2 of their visit to Australia, the Duke & Duchess of Sussex visited the city of Dubbo. It was a heavy rainy day but they did all their engagements with a big smile on their face.
Firstly, Meghan & Harry arrived at the city regional Airport and met a lot of well-wishers after landing in the morning. A lot of children came to have the chance to talk to the couple and even hug them.
Then, they walked to the Royal Flying Doctor Service near the airport of Dubbo. Harry and Meghan met around a hundred of patients, staff and RDFS volunteers inside the service’s airport hangar.
For their second engagement, the Duke & Duchess went to a local farm at Mountain View in New South Wales. The NSW drought co-ordinator and former National Rural Women of the Year showed them how to feed stock to see the effects of drought on local farmers. They also had a chat with the Woodley family whose struggling with the drought effects.
In the afternoon, the couple met residents at a community picnic BBQ in Victoria Park and enjoyed activites even if the weather was not in the mood to shine. Meghan was holding Harry’s umbrella as he was giving a touching speech about mental health, depression and the through drought the city has been struggling with for years.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex have received a warmed welcome from the students of Dubbo’s Senior College during their last engagement of the day. On her side, Meghan met girls students of the Girls Academy,which supports individuals from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders backgrounds, to discuss school programs and she was very impressed with their work. Before heading back “home”, they watched students playing touch footballs and netball drills.
The Duke & Duchess of Sussex began their first day in Australia by meeting Australia’s Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife Lynne Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney. They received cute gifts after they announced their baby news: a kangaroo and a joey. They also took beautiful pics in the garden of the house which offers spectacular views across Sydney Harbour.
Meghan was wearing a gorgeous white dress by the Australian designer Karen Gee with stunning butterfly earrings and a gold bracelet, which belonged to Lady Diana.
Then, they visited Taronga Zoo and met koalas. They were invited to open the Institute of Science and Learning and Meghan had the joy to cut the ribbon.
To reach the Sydney Opera House for their next engagement, our royal couple traveled by boat on Sydney Harbour.
Meghan & Harry met members of the public in front of the Sydney Opera House. A lot of fans came to congratulate the couple. Inside the Opera, they watched a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre.
For their last engagement, the Duke & Duchess attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House.
Meghan & Harry have landed a 6.50am at Sydney airport for their first Royal Tour in Australia, Fiji, Tonga & New Zealand. They have a day off tomorrow before their first official day of royal engagements begin on Tuesday in Sydney. They’re staying at the Admiralty House, the official Sydney residence of the Governor-General of Australia.
Kensington Palace has released more information about the autumn tour of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will undertake an official visit to Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand between Tuesday 16th 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, 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.
Across this sixteen day tour, 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.
The visit will also concentrate on environmental and conservation efforts, from engaging the local community in forest protection schemes in Colo-i-Suva, to the promotion of sustainable tourism on Fraser Island. The Duke and Duchess will dedicate a number of projects to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy in each country, learning more about local conservation initiatives, whilst visiting some of the region’s most beautiful landscapes.
A major focus for Their Royal Highnesses will also be the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. The Duke and Duchess are excited to see Sydney fully embrace the Invictus spirit, and to support the competitors as they compete across a range of sports at some of the city’s most iconic venues. This year’s Games will emphasise the integral role played by servicemen and women’s family and friends, and Their Royal Highnesses will spend time with a number of the competitors’ supporters as they cheer them on from the side-lines.
There is a long history of friendship between The Royal Family and Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, and their links with the UK are extensive. The Duke and Duchess are very much looking forward to experiencing the unique cultures and customs of these four Commonwealth countries, and have asked that this tour allow them opportunities to meet as many Australians, Fijians, Tongans and New Zealanders as possible. Together they look forward to building an enduring relationship with the people of the region.
The first day of the tour will begin in Sydney at Admiralty House, the official Sydney residence of the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove, who will welcome them to his home which offers spectacular views across Sydney Harbour. Representatives from each of the eighteen countries who are participating in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will be present.
The Duke and Duchess will then travel to Taronga Zoo to officially open the new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning. During this visit, which will also be attended by the New South Wales (NSW) Premier, The Duke and Duchess will meet two koalas and their joeys that are part of the Zoo’s breeding programme, and visit the laboratory to meet female conservation scientists who are working on efforts to reduce illegal wildlife trafficking.
To depart the Zoo, The Duke and Duchess will travel by vessel across Sydney Harbour to the Sydney Opera House. Once inside, Their Royal Highnesses will view a rehearsal of Spirit 2018 by the Bangarra Dance Theatre, an internationally acclaimed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander modern dance company. Upon departure, walking along the Opera House forecourt, The Duke and Duchess will have an opportunity to meet members of the public.
The first day of the visit will conclude with a Reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House, to be attended by Australians from a broad range of sectors including charity and community, business and industry, arts and culture, sport and entertainment.
Yesterday, The Duke & Duchess of Sussex had their first visit to Sussex. They began their visit at Edes House in Chichester where they view the copy of the American Declaration of Independance and signed the guest book.
Next, they officially opened the new Engineering and Digital Technology Park at Chichester University in Bognor Regis. Our royal couple met students, joined an animation workshop and listened to students of the University Chamber orchestra rehearsing Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
In the afternoon, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex greeted hundreds of royal well-wishers and spoke to children from Queen’s Park School at the Royal Pavillion in Brighton. Inside the Pavilion, they view the Banqueting Room. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this historic house mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China.
At Survivors’ Network, an organisation which supports people who have experienced sexual violence and abuse in Brighton, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met a group of women. The Knitwork project of this charity brings together survivors of sexual violence and abuse.
Meghan and Harry wrapped up their visit at the JOFF Youth Centre in Peacehaven. This center hosts activities and events for young people in the area.
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.