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It's official! Meghan Markle is coming to Sydney for the Invictus Games

Attention Australia, it's time to roll out the royal red carpet!

By Bella Brennan

They made their sparkling debut as a couple at last year's event.

And with the 2018 Invictus Games kicking off in Sydney just five months after their wedding, it's long been speculated Prince Harry would bring his new bride Meghan Markle Down Under to enjoy the sporting extravaganza in all its glory and sneak in a little extended honeymoon.

And over the weekend, Meghan finally confirmed what all royalist Aussies were hoping - she is indeed coming to our great southern land to support her husband in October this year.

Although it hasn't been announced in an official capacity via Kensington Palace, the former Suits actress made the slip-up during her latest outing with Harry in Bath, England over the weekend at the UK team trials for the Sydney Invictus Games.

During a conversation with athlete player Michael Mellon, who competed in sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball at the Games last year, Meghan accidentally shared her exciting plans.

"She told me she had never been to Australia but was going to this year's event and really looking forward to being there with Harry," Michael revealed to royal reporter Omid Scobie.

It will be Meghan's first overseas tour as an official royal family member.

Former military man Prince Harry launched the Paralympics-style event for wounded servicemen and women back in 2014 and it has since become a global attraction.

Australia holds a special place in Prince Harry's heart after he spent his 2003 gap year in the outback and in 2015, his charm offensive wooed the nation yet again as he embarked on a month-long secondment with the Australian Defence Force.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pictured at the UK trials for the Games in Bath over the weekend, will make their first overseas trip as husband and wife to our sunny shores this October!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, pictured at the UK trials for the Games in Bath over the weekend, will make their first overseas trip as husband and wife to our sunny shores this October!

Just last year, Harry jetted to Sydney for a whirlwind trip to launch the Invictus Games Down Under and we have no doubt the soon-to-be husband can't wait to bring his wife back and show her the magic of our country.

The 2018 Invictus Games commence on the 18th of October and go until the 29th.
Bring on October!

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Harry launched the sporting event to help inspire wounded servicemen and women.
Harry launched the sporting event to help inspire wounded servicemen and women.

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