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Australia offers to arrange Prince Harry’s stag do

Tourism minister draws up ‘awesome’ itinerary for the royal stag and honeymoon

The Australian tourism minister has reached out to Prince Harry with an offer to “design the ultimate Australian experience” for his pre- and post-wedding celebrations.

Steven Ciobo said he had written to the royal to congratulate him on his engagement to Meghan Markle and suggest some ideas for an Australian honeymoon or stag do - known in Australia as a buck’s night.

“Attached to the correspondence to Clarence House was five-pages of options,” the Courier Mail reports, courtesy of the “cabinet minister turned wedding planner”.

The pair are to marry in May next year at Windsor Castle, but no details of their honeymoon plans have yet been released, nor is it known if reformed party boy Harry will relive old times with an extravagant stag do.

Whether Harry is after a city break or an action-packed adventure, “Australia has it all,” Ciobo assures the prince.

Possible activities offered by the tourism ministry include “a ‘James Bond-style’ jetpack adventure, dune-buggying and barramundi fishing,” the BBC reports.

Prepared for the eventuality that Harry might already have his heart set on a boozy weekend in Prague, Ciobo added that the department’s ideas were “just recommendations”.

The newlyweds are then invited to honeymoon in one of the country’s luxury lodges, including one on the Great Barrier Reef and a wilderness camp in the Northern Territory where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stayed during their visit to Uluru in 2014.

“I told Prince Harry Tourism Australia stands ready to work with him and Ms Markle to design an itinerary to their tastes,” Ciobo writes.

Reporting on Ciobo’s offer, Good Morning Britain invited viewers to suggest their own ideas for the perfect stag do for the prince - with predictable results:

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