2018 Oct 26

The Duke & Duchess of Sussex Visit Tonga – Day 2: Nuku’alofa

Harry and Meghan had a packed morning of engagements for their last day in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. They began their day at St. George Goverment Building, where they met Prime Minister S. Akilisi Pohiva and other members of the Togan Cabinet. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by young children who seemed very excited to meet them. VIDEO

The Duke & Duchess then visited an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre. They were joined by Princess Angelika of Tonga and received a traditional outfit named ta’ovala (a garland skirt) as a gift. They watched a dance performance before touring the centre.

After a change of outfits, the couple visited Tupou College, in particular the Toloa Forest Reserve, to unveil the new Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Harry went inside the forest while Meghan stayed in the college and watched boys perform a dance/song about mosquitoes which made her cry of laughter. The couple also met some parrots which were released later that day in the forest. A reminder that Meghan avoids forests because of Zika concerns. VIDEO

Harry and Meghan ended the day with an official farewell at the Royal Palace with King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipauʻu Tukuʻaho. Then they departed Tonga for Sydney, Australia, to close the Invictus Games tomorrow night. VIDEO