Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Leaving Home for Half a Month
If you're a normal person, October is the time to put out a few pumpkins — or jack-o-lanterns if you're feeling extra fancy. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, on the other hand, will decidedly not do that.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend the autumn month going on their first-ever royal tour of Australia together ... and they'll be gone for a long, long time. Kensington Palace announced Monday that Meghan and Harry will be running around Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand for a solid half of October, which is a lot.
They'll be out of England from October 16 through October 31, finishing off their tour on Halloween in New Zealand. Check out the full schedule below.
Tuesday, Oct. 16: Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, Oct. 17: Dubbo, Australia
Thursday, Oct. 18: Melbourne, Australia
Friday, Oct. 19: Sydney, Australia
Saturday, Oct. 20: Sydney, Australia
Sunday, Oct. 21: Sydney, Australia
Monday, Oct. 22: Fraser Island, Australia
Tuesday, Oct. 23: Suva, Fiji
Wednesday, Oct. 24: Suva, Fiji
Thursday, Oct. 25: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga
Friday, Oct. 26: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia
Saturday, Oct. 27: Sydney, Australia
Sunday, Oct. 28: Wellington, New Zealand
Monday, Oct. 29: Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand
Tuesday, Oct. 30: Auckland, New Zealand
Wednesday, Oct. 31: Rotorua, New Zealand
While we have no idea yet what antics they'll get into while they're gone, the focus will be on young people and veterans — especially at the Invictus Games, which will take place in Sydney.
"The program 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," the palace said in a statement.
Is it getting our hopes too high to wish for matching couple's Halloween costumes during their last day? We think not.