The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, touched down in Melbourne just before 11am on Thursday morning on a flight from Sydney.

Broadsheet can confirm that following a reception at Government House, the pair will trade in high tea for a cooking class at Charcoal Lane, a social enterprise restaurant in Fitzroy that gives disadvantaged young Indigenous people hospitality training.

Charcoal Lane also commissions Victorian Indigenous artists to create pieces for the restaurant, and works with suppliers that have historically benefitted Aboriginal communities.

The couple will then visit a local school to see its sustainability programs before taking a tram to Port Phillip Bay to take part in a beach clean-up and to meet Beach Patrol volunteers.

The royal tour is the couple’s first trip to Australia following their wedding in May. Over the next few weeks they will visit New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga.