Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Sydney for official visit


After an exhausting 22-hour flight, including a stop over in Singapore, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped off the Qantas Airlines plane, during the early Monday morning hours in Sydney Airport. "Are you able to confirm that?" the presenter asked her.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are understood to be travelling with an entourage of 10 staff members, including press secretaries and a hairdresser.

It's also being reported that Meghan has invited her best friend, Toronto-based stylist Jessica Mulroney and her husband Ben, to join them and help her with her wardrobe in an "unofficial" capacity.

Meghan Markle is all about her girl squad, even when she's traveling across the world for a major royal tour.

Their first official royal tour as a couple will include visits to Sydney, Dubbo, Melbourne, Fraser Island and to other Commonwealth countries including Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

The royal pair decided against an official welcome at Sydney airport, instead opting for a more low-key entrance where they were ushered out a back door and into a waiting vehicle.

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The 16-day royal trip will be packed with 76 engagements, with the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 taking centre stage.

We will have to wait and see if the couple get as involved in the dancing as Prince William and Kate did when they visited the tiny Pacific island of Tuvalu in 2012.

On Friday, royal fans will be able to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan at Bondi Beach, where they'll be spending time with OneWave, an initiative that engages with mental health.

The couple will mark the games' launch and closing ceremony in Sydney.

The couple opted for a quiet arrival at the airport with no official welcome and instead were escorted straight to their residence.

Their tour will end with a four-day trip to New Zealand, where they will be greeted by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who recently became the second ever elected head of state to give birth while in office.