Prince Harry, Meghan arrive in Sydney ahead of Invictus Games
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed in Sydney for the start of their first official royal tour.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan touched down on a Qantas flight in Sydney early on a drizzly Sydney morning.
They emerged from the terminal about 7:30am and made their way to a fleet of vehicles, surrounded by officials and minders.
It was a low-key arrival with a large contingent of security and media in place to meet them.
The Duchess was dressed all in black, while Prince Harry was seen wearing a collared shirt and grey jumper.
She smiled as she emerged from the terminal holding her husband’s hand.
Prince Harry loaded bags into the boot of a car before leaving the airport with a large security contingent. (ABC News)
Prince Harry placed bags in the boot of a vehicle before the pair were whisked away in a motorcade of six white vehicles.
There was also a heavy security contingent, including police motorcycles that accompanied the pair on their trip to Admiralty House at Kirribilli.
Admiralty House, the official residence of the Governor-General, is often one of the first points of call in Australia for important overseas visitors and has stunning views of the famous Sydney Harbour.
Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove will welcome the couple to Australia and there will be representatives present of each of the 18 countries participating in the Invictus Games.
Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan arrive at Admiralty House after landing at Sydney Airport. (ABC News)
The Duke and Duchess are beginning their official engagements in Sydney tomorrow, including meeting representatives for the Invictus Games and visiting Taronga Zoo.
Their 16-day official royal tour will also include visits to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
It is their first official Australian tour since their wedding in May.
The palace says the program will focus on youth leadership, particularly projects being undertaken by young people to address “social, economic and environmental changes of the region”.
A visit to Fraser Island will highlight the importance of sustainable tourism.
The main focus for the trip, however, is the Invictus Games.