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The Best Photos From Each Day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Tour

The royals are visiting Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga over the next two weeks.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are currently on their whirlwind royal tour, which will take them to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who just announced that they're expecting their first child, have a jam-packed schedule throughout the tour. From visiting koalas at a zoo in Sydney to meeting lifeguards on the beach in Melbourne, we're rounding up the most memorable photos from their royal tour here:

October 23, 2018: The royals have landed in Fiji! Harry and Meghan looked dapper as they kicked off a three day visit to Fiji on October 23.


Upon arrival in Fiji, Harry and Meghan attended a traditional welcome ceremony which was held at Albert Park.


Meghan looks on as Prince Harry takes a sip of Kava, Fiji's national drink, as a part of the welcome ceremony.


Harry and Meghan waved to fans from the balcony of their hotel in Fiji, the Grand Pacific Hotel.


Meghan wore a white Zimmermann dress for the busy day.

On their first night in Fiji, Harry and Meghan were the guests of honor at an official state dinner.


The Duchess wore a Fijian blue gown by London-based designer Safiyaa for the formal occasion.

October 22, 2018: On Monday, Harry and Meghan arrived on Australia's Fraser Island looking beach ready. 


Meghan wore a striped dress by Reformation with Sarah Flint shoes for the day. Harry embarked on a number of engagements during the day, while Meghan headed to Kingfisher Bay Resort for some much-needed downtime.

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Harry and Meghan greeted fans who gathered to meet the couple as they walked along a wharf on Fraser Island.


Harry visited Aboriginal communities during his day of engagements on Fraser Island.


The Prince learned about the work involved with preserving the island, according to the Palace.

Harry also visited Lake McKenzie on the island, where he met Butchulla Songman and learned about the cultural and environmental significance of the body of water.


October 21, 2018: The the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took to the water to watch the Invictus Games sailing competition on Sunday.


Meghan wore a pair of sustainable Veja V-10 sneakers for the sporty event.

A very excited Harry and Meghan cheered on the sailing teams!


Harry and Meghan also met with children involved in Kookaburra Kids, an organization that supports kids living in families affected by mental illness, during a reception on Sunday.


October 20, 2018: To kick off day five of their royal tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park in Sydney, Australia.


The memorial honors the 60,000 Australians who were killed during the First World War.

The couple also attended the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.


Harry and Meghan watch the participants in the Young Drivers Challenge, who were racing remote-control cars.


Harry and Meghan at the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony at the Sydney Opera House.


The Duchess wore a navy Stella McCartney cape dress with a matching coat designed by Gillian Anderson for Winser London.

Prince Harry gave a speech at the Opening ceremony of the 2018 Invictus Games.


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October 19, 2018: On day four of the royal tour, Harry and Meghan started the day with a visit to Bondi Beach.


The royal couple participated in a number of activities with a mental health awareness group called OneWave.

The Duchess wore a striped Martin Grant dress for the day, while Harry looked casual in a button down and pants.


Harry and Meghan continued their busy day with a visit to the Macarthur Girls High School in Sydney.


They met with students who were working on a project relating to social justice.

The royals shared a laugh with students while touring the school.


Next up, the Duke and Duchess had a formal meeting with the Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison and his wife Jenny Morrison.


They also met with Australia's Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, during the day.

Harry climbs the Harbour Bridge with Australia’s Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and representatives from the Invictus Games.


During the outing, the royal hugged a fellow climber.

October 18, 2018: On the third day of their royal tour, Harry and Meghan flew to Melbourne, Australia. They were greeted by crowds of fans upon arrival.


While meeting members of the public in Melbourne, Prince Harry stopped to hug a fan who was overcome with emotion.


Next up, Harry and Meghan attended a reception at Government House, where they met with local leaders and members of the community.


Meghan wore a navy blue dress by Dion Lee for the occasion.

Meghan showed off her sporty side at the event.


Harry and Meghan also saw model Formula 1 cars in action at Government House.


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Both Harry and Meghan had a sweet shocked reaction when the Duchess started the model car.

Harry and Meghan also signed the guest book at Government House, alongside Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau and her husband Anthony Howard.


Meghan even got a new piece of jewelry while in Melbourne.


A six-year-old boy named Gavin Hazelwood gave Meghan a handmade pasta necklace during a walkabout.

The royals greeted yet another crowd of fans as they arrived at Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.


Harry and Meghan toured the Mission Australia social enterprise restaurant, where they got to see how chefs use traditional Australian ingredients in meals.


Next up, the Duke and Duchess went to Melbourne Beach.


Both royals changed for this outing. Meghan wore Club Monaco's Miguellina dress with a pair of black flats by Rothys.

While visiting Melbourne Beach, Harry and Meghan met with lifeguards and first responders.


And finally, Harry and Meghan took the tram around Melbourne with local school children.


October 17, 2018: Harry and Meghan kicked off their second full day of their royal tour by traveling to Dubbo. 


The Duchess wore a plaid blazer from her close friend Serena Williams's line with a white button-down shirt by Maison Kitsune. She also wore black jeans by Outland Denim with booties from J.Crew.

Harry and Meghan were greeted by crowds of royal fans as they arrived in Dubbo. 


One adorable fan, Luke Vincent, ran over to hug Prince Harry and play with his beard.

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Luke couldn't resist giving the Duchess of Sussex a hug as well!


Meghan was also gifted a number of flowers and bouquets from fans.

While in Dubbo, Harry and Meghan visited the Mountain View farm, which is run by the Woodley family.


The Duke and Duchess helped out on the family farm.

The parents-to-be also spent time with the youngest members of the Woodley family.


And Meghan even brought a gift for her hosts: she baked a loaf of banana bread the night before to give to the family.

Also in Dubbo, Harry and Meghan toured the new Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft, which included a look at medical training equipment.


The Duke and Duchess also spent time with students at Dubbo College Senior Campus.


And then: the rain started. Harry and Meghan both reacted to the downpour as they visited a local school in Dubbo.


But the rain was a good thing: most of the state of New South Wales had been suffering from a drought, according to the Palace.

Being the loved-up newlyweds they are, Harry and Meghan shared a romantic moment in the rain during their visit to Dubbo.


Meghan shares her umbrella with Prince Harry as he makes a rainy speech to the crowd during the Community Event at Victoria Park in Dubbo.


October 16, 2018: On their first full day of events during their royal tour, Harry and Meghan were welcomed by Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lynne Cosgrove.


Here, they pose for a photo in front of the iconic Opera House in Sydney.

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Harry and Meghan received their very first baby gift from Australia's Governor General Peter Cosgrove and Lady Lynne Cosgrove: a stuffed kangaroo with a joey and a pair of booties.


Harry and Meghan sweetly held hands while attending their welcome reception in Sydney.


Meghan wore a white dress by Australian designer Karen Gee for the event, and the Duchess paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing Diana's butterfly earrings and bracelet throughout the day. 

While visiting the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Harry and Meghan officially opened the new Taronga Institute of Science and Learning.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met a koala named Ruby and its koala joey named Meghan at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney.


The royals boarded a ferry to travel around Sydney on day one of their tour.


They crossed Sydney Harbour to get to the Sydney Opera House. The Duchess changed into a pair of flats for the boat ride.

Next up, Harry and Meghan made their way hand in hand to the Sydney Opera House.


They greeted fans upon arrival at a public walkabout before moving inside the historic building. See even more of their sweetest moments here.

Once inside the Sydney Opera House, Harry and Meghan watched a rehearsal of Spirit 2018.


The piece was performed by the Bangarra Dance Theatre company.

To close out their first full day of royal events, Harry and Meghan attended a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House.


Meghan changed for the occasion, choosing a green Brandon Maxwell dress.

Harry and Meghan touched down in Sydney to start their royal tour with some exciting news to announce: the newlyweds are expecting their first baby!


The royals have a busy itinerary during their 16-day trip, which will bring them to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the Kingdom of Tonga.

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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