Fiji to welcome Duke and Duchess of Sussex in less than 24 hours
October 22, 2018 4:45 am
In less then twenty-four hours Fiji will welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on their first official global tour as a married couple.
The historic visit is expected to attract more tourists to our shores from the European market as well as re-enforce Fiji’s long history with the royal family.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend three days in the country from tomorrow.
The couple will travel from Nausori Airport to Suva tomorrow afternoon and their first stop will be at the Borron House where they will call on the President Jioji Konrote.
From there they will attend an official traditional welcome ceremony at Suva’s Albert Park.
British High Commissioner to Fiji, Melanie Hopkins says various activities have been planned for Wednesday as well.
” Her Royal Highness, the Duchess is heading to Suva Market where’s going to meet the market vendors. While she’s doing that – His royal Highness the Duke will be traveling to Colo-I-Suva where he’ll be unveiling a plaque to mark Fiji’s dedication of Colo-I-Suva as part of an initiative called the Queens Commonwealth canopy. And at Colo-i-Suva his going to be meeting school children which I know his looking forward to.”
The public are advised that there will be a temporary closure of several roads from this afternoon by Police.
This will include the stretch of road from the Nausori Airport and along the Kings Road towards Samabula and to the Grand Pacific Hotel.
This as Police will be conducting a dry run of the escorting duties to be performed upon the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tomorrow afternoon.
Police are calling for everyone’s cooperation and patience during this time and for motorists and commuters to take alternative routes.
Meanwhile, the last royal visit was Princess Ann in 2006 and Prince Charles in 2005 but the last couple visit was Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at the Grand Pacific Hotel in 1953 where Prince Harry will make his first address at 7pm tomorrow.