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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle To Ride Melbourne Icon

A trademark Melbourne experience awaits Prince Harry and his bride Meghan with plans for the royal couple to step aboard a tram while visiting the city.

During Thursday's itinerary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will take a short ride and experience the world's largest urban tram network, which boasts some 250km of track.

It's likely to be a shiny new carriage fit for a king, or at least sixth-in-line-to-the-throne.

The expectant parents will spend time meeting the public, before visiting a school and might even step on some sand.

The couple will meet young community leaders during a special reception hosted by Governor Linda Dessau.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to host the duke and duchess, to show them innovative programs by young Victorians, and to introduce them to our next generation of leaders," the governor said ahead of the visit. 

Premier and republican Daniel Andrews will meet Prince Harry and Meghan at the airport on Thursday morning.

"We'll be delighted to have them here," he said.

"There's some activities at Government House including an opportunity for the royal couple to meet lots of Victorians who I'm sure will be queued up to say 'hello' and to say 'congratulations' on the pregnancy and then there's a pretty full program of events."

After a busy day in Melbourne, Prince Harry and Meghan are due to head back to Sydney.

AAP

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