The Associated Press
Posted 10:05 am ET October 14, 2018 | Updated 10:06 am ET October 14, 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their first official visit together in the old county of Sussex in southeast England. The duo met with fans in front of the historic Edes House in Chichester.
The trip is her only international tour since the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May, except for a two-day visit to Ireland.
The Prince and the former American actress landed on a cloudy morning after a commercial flight from London with a brief stopover in Singapore.
You have planned 76 engagements over 16 days in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. In Australia, they breed a koala in a Sydney zoo, visit the drought-stricken outback city of Dubbo, and meet indigenous leaders on Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the northeastern Queensland state.
Harry and Meghan were evicted from the airport to Admiralty House, the official residence of Governor Peter Cosgrove in Sydney, representing Australian head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, Harry's grandmother. The couple had no official functions on Monday after a 22-hour flight.
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Hundreds of well-wishers gathered in front of the airport and admiralty house in the rainforest hope for a look at the couple. The crowd cheered as the waving couple were driven through the gates of the harbor-side mansion.
The tour coincides with the Invictus Games in Sydney, which begin on Saturday. Founded by Harry in 2014, the sporting event offers sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to participate in sports such as wheelchair basketball.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend the UK Team Trials on April 6, 2018 for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 in Bath, England. (Photo: Samir Hussein, WireImage)
The couple will attend the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games.
Harry and Meghan said during a television interview in November that they wanted to promote humanitarian concerns in their hearts in Commonwealth member countries including Australia
The visit comes six months after Harry's father, Prince Charles, made his 16th official visit to Australia, especially to open the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland.
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