Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Nuku’alofa for official visit

The children waved flags of both Tonga and the Britain as the royal couple made their way from Fua’amotu International Airport in the city.

Tongan Princess Angelika Latufuipeka met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the airport as they embarked on their first official visit to the island kingdom.

On their way to Polata’ane, the Duke and Duchess visited Vila for a private audience with King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u.

The newly wedded couple and soon to be parents were hosted to a dinner where they also met many Tongans at Sopu ‘o Taufa’ahau.

     

Warm Fijian welcome for Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are on their first official visit since their wedding in April this year.

The couple were welcomed with a traditional kava ceremony and a presentation of mats, a roasted pig and kava plants.

The Duke of Sussex took his first ever drink of kava much to the delight of the crowd who cheered and clapped.

In a short address, Prince Harry thanked the people of Fiji for the warm welcome and said he and his wife are looking forward to meeting as many people as possible.

Royal couple on two-day visit to Tonga in Oct

The newlyweds will head to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga in October.

The trip, lasting just over two weeks, will centre around the Invictus Games Sydney 2018, the Paralympics-style sports event for wounded, sick and injured service personnel.

More than 500 veterans from 18 nations will compete in 11 sports from October 20 to 27 and the couple will attend several of the events.

Harry and Meghan have only briefly visited Dublin since they married in May with the rest of their engagements all in the UK. 

     

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to visit Tonga in October

The Tongan Prime Minister's advisor, Lopeti Senituli, this week confirmed the dates for the royal visit.

Mr Senituli told Matangi Tonga that Prince Harry and Megan are expected to arrive in Tongatapu on the 25th and depart the following day.

No programme has been confirmed at this stage.

The royal couple will also be visiting Fiji, Australia and New Zealand during their tour of the Pacific region.