Meghan and Harry bid farewell to Australia to head to the final stop of their royal tour: New Zealand
Meghan and Harry spent two amazing Invictus days in Sydney – attending the Wheelchair Baskeball Finals and the Invictus closing Ceremony. Harry concluded his speech yesterday by saying: “Thank you to everyone for an amazing Sydney Games – we’ll see you in the Netherlands in 2020!”
The couple were accompanied by Invictus Games athletes from New Zealand for the travel to Wellington. Ahead of boarding the plane, the couple said farewell to Australian dignitaries and told them: “We can’t wait to come back.”
A video from the departure
The tour has been a huge success according to Forbes who reported:
“They have traveled from country to country in Oceania, attended various official and unofficial ceremonies, honored war heroes, visited beaches, markets, tourist sites and national monuments. But most of all, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have mingled with people: holding babies, embracing mothers, kissing toddlers, rubbing noses with Maori native elders, all to the cheers of adoring throngs of people. At most events, the crowds waiting to see them are estimated in the thousands, with many gathering in the early morning hours to catch a glimpse as they pass.
“Crowds of that size have not appeared for Queen Elizabeth on any of her trips to Australia (which date back as far as the 1950s), and Harry and ‘Megmania’ easily eclipses the enthusiasm with which William and Kate’s 2014 trip to Australia – even with crowd-pulling Prince George in tow – were received,” wrote royal expert Tom Sykes.”
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will greet the couple upon arrival.
To depart Sydney, Meghan wore the Hugo Boss Eodora dress in dark pink
Accombined with her Aquazzura Casablanca peach suede pumps
She carried the Cuyana Mini Chain Saddle bag
She accessorized with her Lavalier earrings by Australian brand Paspaley.
And her Pippa Small Oshna and Omeen bangles from yesterday’s closing ceremony
Meghan and Harry will arrive in Wellington shortly and will begin their visit by travelling to the Government House where they’ll be invited to hongi – a traditional Māori greeting in which people press their noses together – with the Governor-General’s Kuia and Kaumātua (Māori elders).
See you soon