Down Under

10.01.13

Prince Harry Will Go Walkabout In Sydney

Harry is landing in Australia on Saturday, the first stop in an eight-day tour of the country

Prince Harry is to take part in a public 'meet and greet' when he arrives in Sydney on Saturday, as part of his visit to attend the International Fleet Review.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the "walk-through will take place after he steps off the navy ship HMAS Leeuwin and before he attends an official engagement to meet dozens of young Australians with Prime Minister Tony Abbott at Kirribilli House".

Harry is to be the guest of honor in Oz for a week of naval celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy's first entry of the fleet into Sydney harbor.

The celebrations will feature more than 40 warships, 16 tall ships and 8,000 sailors from 19 nations. Captain Wales, as Harry is known in the British Army, takes the salute on behalf of the queen.

It's Harry's first "official" visit to Oz, but he was last there in 2003 during his gap-year break when he worked on an outback ranch.