Sporting end for Harry, Meghan’s Aust tour

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will wind up their Australian tour cheering on competitors at the Invictus Games.

Saturday marks the final day of the week-long Games that were set up by Prince Harry for wounded and ill defence veterans.

Wheelchair basketball is the final event of the Games, which have involved 500 competitors from 18 nations.

After catching some of the action, Harry and Meghan are expected to attend the games' closing ceremony on Saturday night.

They jetted back to Sydney late on Friday after spending a few days touring Fiji and Tonga.

Their arrival was a little dramatic, with the pilot of their Qantas plane having to abort an initial landing attempt at Sydney Airport due to another aircraft on the runway.

Just hours later, the couple had glammed up to present awards at the Australian Geographic Society's annual dinner.

In a speech, Harry urged everyone to do their bit to save the environment, warning "there cannot be any more excuses".

He quoted extensively from warnings delivered by his father Prince Charles as long ago as the 1970s, saying his words rang true more than ever today.

"It is going to take every single one of us to stop the clock on the destruction of our planet, and time is not on our side," Harry said.

The royal couple are due to head to New Zealand on Sunday, where they will spend four days to wrap up their first major overseas tour since their wedding in May.

Australian Associated Press

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