The royal couple have already begun to plan trips as a married couple, and one of the stops on their newlywed itinerary is Sydney, Australia, in October, where they will attend the 2018 Invictus Games—Harry’s Paralympic-style competition for wounded veterans. With events that include wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing, the Prince created the charitable competition in 2014 as a means for wounded, injured, or sick armed service members to participate in typical sports games.
The event has an extra special significance to the couple, too: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their first public appearance together as a couple at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. This was the first time photographers captured the two publicly kissing, and was one of the first times our hearts all collectively melted. Earlier today, the bride-to-be and her groom visited with athletes who are competing for a spot on the U.K. team at the trials event in Bath. Nearly 400 veterans are competing for the 72 available spots on this year's team.
According to People, the couple caught up with a handful of potential competitors during their visit. Michael Mellon, a veteran who's left leg had been amputated after an injury during his time in the Royal Air Force, spoke to the publication about his conversations with the royal couple.
“We talked a lot about Canada last year and how hot it had been for that time of year and how impressed she was at the level of competition,” the 38-year-old said. “She told me that she had never been to Australia, but was going to this year’s event and was really looking forward to being there with Harry.”
We think it's safe to assume that Sydney, Australia, is slated to be the next honeymoon destination of choice, after this royal couple makes it the first stop on their newlywed travel itinerary!