Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Fiji- Day 2

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their first official Tour as a married couple, to Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand, from October 16th to the 31st, mainly in connection with the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney. Right before the start of the visit the couple announced that the Duchess is expecting their first child. Click HERE to take a look at the previous days of the Tour.

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On the morning of October 24th, the Duke of Sussex laid a wreath at the Fiji War Memorial, and met a number of Fijian war veterans, some of whom served with the British Armed Forces, before joining the Duchess to visit the Suva Campus of the University of the South Pacific, where they observed a cultural performance on the effects of climate change and met students studying subjects from agriculture to women’s development. Both the Duke and Duchess gave speeches.

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Afterwards, the Duke traveled to the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, Fiji’s dedication to The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, where he met school children, student conservators, representatives from sustainable tourism industries, and local landowners and villagers before he unveiled a plaque to mark the dedication, and planted an endangered native tree.

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Meanwhile, the Duchess attended a morning tea at the British High Commissioner’s Residence to showcase women’s organisations which operate throughout Fiji, and heard more about the UN Women’s project, ‘Markets for Change’, which promotes women’s empowerment in marketplaces throughout the Pacific. She also visited the Suva Market to meet some of the female vendors who have become empowered through the project, but had to leave early due to ‘crowd management issues’.

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The Duke of Sussex wore his Blues & Royals Tropical Dress Uniform with his Aide de-Camp aiguillette (for the first time), Medals, and the Neck badge and Star of the Royal Victorian Order. Later, he changed into a tropical shirt. The Duchess wore the Figue ‘Frederica’ Printed Ruffle Dress with flowers in her hair.

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