Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry are planning a U.S. tour: Details!

On their first royal tour as a married couple, the newly minted Duke and Duchess of Sussex set out to greet, well, just about everyone. In between handshakes at Dublin’s Croke Park July 11, Duchess Meghan allowed 3-year-old Walter Cullen to pet her cheek while husband Prince Harry let Dylan Mahon, 4, touch his beard. The duo, says a source in the new issue of Us Weekly, “enjoy every opportunity to interact and spend time with locals.” And though their stay was short — just two days — it ignited their desire to travel. As Harry said in a July 10 speech at the British ambassador’s residence, “We’re so pleased to be here, for our first official international visit… and we hope it will be the first of many!” 

He also hopes they happen quickly. Before Harry, 33, and the former Suits star, 36, begin packing for their October tour of Australia and New Zealand, they are already laying the groundwork for another trip in the spring of 2019 — this time, to her native country. “They are so excited to head to the U.S.,” reveals a palace insider, noting it will be their first trip to the States since their May vows. “Meghan is looking forward to introducing Harry to everything she loves about the U.S.”

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DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive to meet Ireland's President, Michael Higgins, at Aras an Uachtarain during day two of their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex greets President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins, after she arrived at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arriving to meet Michael Higgins at Aras an Uactharain on the second day of the Royal couple's visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (C) visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex at Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association during her visit with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, to Ireland on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives at Croke Park on the second day of the royal visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visits Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 11: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit Croke Park, home of Ireland's largest sporting organisation, the Gaelic Athletic Association on July 11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex watches traditional Gaelic sports being played at Croke Park on the second day of their visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk through the government buildings in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin Airport during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (R) and Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex walk through the government buildings in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Paul FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Dublin city airport on their official two day royal visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. It is the royal couple's first foreign trip together since they were married earlier this year. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House, during a visit to Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)
DUBLINE, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
DUBLINE, IRELAND - JULY 10: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House during their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend a Summer Party at the British Ambassador's residence at Glencairn House in Dublin at the start of their two day visit on July 10, 2018. (Photo by Brian Lawless / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRIAN LAWLESS/AFP/Getty Images)
DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 10: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a reception at Glencairn, the residence of Robin Barnett, the British Ambassador to Ireland during day one of their visit to Ireland on July 10, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Her favorites range from coast to coast. Though there is no official itinerary yet, “they are thinking New York, Washington, D.C., and California,” says the insider. “They’re working to finalize locations and venues.” Their goal, however, is set. “Meghan and Harry want to solidify ties between the U.K. and the U.S.,” continues the source. “They want to highlight and foster these relationships.” And applaud the country’s innovators. During a stay in San Francisco, says the insider, “they will meet with CEOs and female tech entrepreneurs to encourage their involvement in the industry.”

They’re open to possibilities, too. Other potential stops include visits to Chicago’s Obama Foundation — “President and Mrs. Obama have been stalwart supporters,” says the insider — as well as Canada. Adds the insider, “The Canadian Foreign Office has heard about the tour and would love to have them stop there. This may very well become a North American tour.”

But first, Meghan will make the journey solo. “She’s planning a personal, unofficial trip this summer to see family and friends,” reveals another source. “She’ll go to New York, then L.A.” She’s getting it all in before her next role, as a mother. Says a confidant, “Expect to hear the pitter-patter of a little prince or princess in 2019.”

For more on Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s trip across the pond, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.

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Meghan Markle at Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition
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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex visiting the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, Queen Elizabeth Centre, South Bank, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive for their visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Duchess of Sussex visiting the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, Queen Elizabeth Centre, South Bank, London. Photo credit should read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
The Duchess of Sussex arrives for a visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The Duchess of Sussex arrives with her husband (out of picture) for their visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The Duchess of Sussex arrives with her husband ( out of picture) for their visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive for their visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The Duchess of Sussex meets Nelson Mandela's granddaughter Zamaswazi Dlamini- Mandela during her visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The Duchess of Sussex, with Andrew Mlangeni who was in prison with Nelson Mandela, during her visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, with Andrew Mlangeni (2nd left) who was in prison with Nelson Mandela, during their visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The Duchess of Sussex during her visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
The Duchess of Sussex during her visit to the Nelson Mandela centenary exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
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