Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s private jet ‘struck by lightning’

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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.

A heavy police presence greeted the couple at Sydney Airport, ready to whisk the Royals away to Admiralty House, the Governor-General's Sydney residence.

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.

It's the first time Prince Harry and Meghan have travelled to Australia together, following their wedding in May this year.

Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan were involved in a rather unfortunate event on their way to a party in Amsterdam on Saturday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed in Sydney for the start of their first official royal tour.

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The Duke and Duchess will then go to Taronga Zoo where they will meet two koalas and their joeys, before heading to Sydney Opera House to watch Bangarra Dance Theatre in rehearsal.

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The couple will then attend an official reception at Government House, before visiting a social enterprise cafe, visiting a primary school and then catching a tram to South Melbourne beach where the will meet local volunteers. It looks like Meghan and Harry's touchy-feely vibes were contagious, because Prince William and Kate Middleton (who were sitting next to them) also had a rare PDA moment: They were photographed holding hands in the pews.

The couple have been promoting the Invictus Games ahead of their Sydney trip.

They will then head back to Sydney before travelling to Fraser Island, then onwards to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

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