Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Culture | By Margie Dunn

Grass skirts and kava as Harry and Meghan arrive in Fiji

Grass skirts and kava as Harry and Meghan arrive in Fiji

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have a busy programme in Fiji which will include visiting the Fiji War Memorial to pay their respects, meeting war veterans, touring the University of the South Pacific campus in Suva and meeting students.

The Duchess continues to impress with her royal tour wardrobe, with two outfits on her first day in Fiji.

Meghan Markle is already looking like she is ready to be a mom after she was snapped cradling her budding baby bump at the Fiji state dinner with her husband, Prince Harry.

The pregnant royal cut a dashing figure in her Safiyaa dress, 1 NEWS' Nicole Bremner says.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Fiji.

Last night, Meghan oozed Hollywood glamour in a full-length caped blue dress at a state banquet with Harry, clutching her growing baby bump as she met with the Fijian President and other officials.

Prince Harry inspects a guard of soldiers from the Fijian Army and Navy.

The duchess had opted to rest instead of attending a couple of engagements in Australia, including travelling around the uneven terrain of Fraser Island in Queensland.

If they're this careful and intentional of their baby during Meghan's pregnancy, we can't wait to see how they handle the little one when he or she finally arrives!

In keeping with the informative aspect of the royal couple's tour down under, they also travelled to one of Fraser Island's famed lakes to meet with local Butchulla elders and Australian Park Rangers to learn about the island's cultural and ecological biodiversity.

Hundreds of well-wishers lined the streets from the airport to greet the Royal couple, waving flags and cheering.

While Kate Middleton usually adheres to the below-the-knee hemline protocol, she has been known on various occasions to wear a thigh-high front or side split, including back in 2016 when she wore a blue Altuzarra dress with defined thigh-high split to an official engagement in Essex.

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