Harry and Meghan have touched down in Sydney

Must See 15/10/2018

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have arrived in Sydney to mark the beginning of the Australian leg of their tour of the South Pacific.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down at around 7am local time, attempting to arrive in a low-key fashion at Sydney Airport.

A few fans greeted the royal couple as they exited through a private side entrance, with one cheering: "Welcome to Australia!" - prompting Harry to respond with a thumbs up.

Meghan wore a black turtleneck and maroon scarf, carrying a folder in one arm and holding her husband's hand with the other.

The royal couple held hands as they got into a waiting car, ready to take them to Admiralty House, where the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrov will welcome them.

Harry and Meghan will rest for the remainder of Monday before beginning their royal duties on Tuesday, when they will visit Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Opera House.

The pair's first royal tour will also take them to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand over the next 16 days.