1st November 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, touched down in beautiful Fiji on, Tuesday and were greeted by hundreds of exuberant school children, and people of all ages trying to catch a glimpse of the royals.
They then headed to an official welcome ceremony at Suva's Albert Park where Queen Elizabeth II visited in 1953. The ceremony involved the royals meeting war veterans and Harry laid a wreath under the Suva War Memorial.
After the welcome ceremony, the couple headed to The University of the South Pacific where Meghan delivered a speech discussing her university life and the importance of education for women and children.
"Everybody should be afforded the opportunity to receive education that they want but more more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and children in developing countries this is vital," she said.
"Providing them with the access to education is the key to economic and social development because when girls are given the tools to succeed they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but for all of those around them."
Meghan then visited the British High Commissioners residence and took part in a cooking demonstration using traditional Fijian produce. Meghan made her second speech of the Fijian Royal tour where she spoke about women's rights.
Meanwhile, Harry launched the Fijian part of the Queen's Canopy project - a conservation project being implanted across the Commonwealth, by planting a tree with the same shovel used by his grandmother in 65 years ago. Harry celebrated with a sip of Kava which is a traditional Fijian drink and hallucinogenic.
He also met Litiana Vulaca, an 86-year-old Fijian woman who served tea to the Queen on her visit in 1953.
Meghan then visited a United Nations Project at Suva Market, although the visit was cut short due to worries over crowd control. Meghan wore a dress by designer Figue and paired it with an oversized clutch made my local Fiji women.
The couple enjoyed some alone time, staying at a private resort before departing to Tonga for the next leg of the Royal Commonwealth Tour.