2018 Oct 24

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Fiji – Day 2: Suva

The 2nd day of the Royal Tour in Fiji began early for Harry & Meghan. In the morning, after Harry’s engement at the War Memorial, Meghan joined her husband (both dressed in Fijian clothing to honour the culture) at the University of The South Pacific. They met with students, as well as one Queen’s Young Leader Elisha Azeemah Bano. Harry and Meghan were offered flower garlands upon their arrival. This engagement marks Meghan’s first official speech as a member of the Royal Family, her ‘Together’ speech back in September was to say thank you. You can watch the speech below and read it here.

Following this engagement, Harry & Meghan went on solo engagements. The Duchess attended a morning tea reception at the British High Commissioner’s Residence. She got to help make a traditional Fijian dish named Lote, made from smoked breadfruit. She also met leader advocates and heard more about UN Women’s project ‘Markets for Change’, a project for women’s empowerment in marketplaces throughout the Pacific. VIDEO

The Duchess ended her day of engagements at Suva Market, where she met female vendors who became empowered by the ‘Market for Change’ project and help promote it. Unfortunately, because of security risks, the engagement had to be ended earlier than expected. VIDEO