Royals Down Under! Their most memorable Aussie Royal Tours

They love our sunburnt country.

By Bella Brennan

From Prince George's cute antics, to overzealous fans getting too excited - both Prince Harry and Prince Charles have copped a few smooches in Oz - there's never a dull moment when the royals are in town.

This month signals another exciting royal visit with Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan set to embark on their first major overseas royal tour as a married couple.

In just a matter of days, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will be touching down in Sydney for the 2018 Invictus Games before carrying out an official tour of Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga and New Zealand.

To celebrate, we've opened the vaults to check out the British Royal Family's most memorable Aussie moments.

Australia holds a special place in the royal family's heart with the first ever visit dating all the way back to 1867 when Prince Alfred the Duke of Edinburgh, the son of Queen Victoria, stopped by Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Since his fateful voyage, there have been more than 50 royal visits, with each one featuring many incredible moments.

In 2015 Prince Harry, who spent his 2003 gap year in the outback, and his charm offensive wooed the nation yet again as he embarked on a month-long secondment with the Australian Defence Force.

Years earlier in 1983, a sprightly Prince William took his first steps at Woomargama, Albury during Prince Charles and Princess Diana's tour.

Throughout her incredible rule, Queen Elizabeth has clocked up countless journeys to our sunburnt country.

From 1954 until as recently as 2011, Her Majesty has met thousands of locals during her trips and continues to take a great interest in the nation.

"Ever since I first came here in 1954 I have watched Australia grow and develop at an extraordinary rate. This country has made dramatic progress economically in social scientific and industrial endeavours and above all in self-confidence," she explained in her address to the nation at the time.

Click through the gallery to check out the best royal moments Down Under!

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