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Royal visit less than 48 hours away

October 21, 2018 12:43 am

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to grace the shores of Fiji in less than 48 hours with coordinators of the visit highlighting the excitement that’s brewing.

British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins says with Fiji part of the Royal couple’s first official tour, it’s already one for the record books.

With several engagements, the High Commissioner says there are a few occasions where the general public will get a chance to the witness the Royal couple out and about.

“There will be a formal welcome ceremony at Albert Park and it will be held in similar fashion to the ceremony that was conducted for her Majesty the Queen in 1953 and their Royal Highnesses feel deeply honored by this and they’ve been learning about the significance of the kava ceremony in Fijian tradition.”

Arriving in Nadi on Tuesday, Prince Harry and Meghan will spend three days in Fiji and other than joint events, they will attend a number of individual events as well.

“They’ll be meeting students from such as engineering and innovation, conservation and oceans, another very big issue for them and really talking about youth leadership generally to reflect the Duke’s role as the Commonwealth’s Youth Ambassador and her Royal Highness, the Duchess at that point will be coming to my residence for a Tea where she’s going to meet some incredible women from all walks of Fijian life.”

Following on from Fiji, their Royal Highnesses will visit the Kingdom of Tonga before wrapping up their tour in New Zealand, having travelled to Australia prior to Fiji.