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Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Nausori

17:56 Tue Oct 23, 2018


Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Nausori

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Maggie Boyle

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Fiji.

Less than an hour ago, their chartered QANTAS flight from Sydney Australia, touching down at Nausori’s International Airport to a light drizzle.

On hand as the first welcome party for Fiji for their Royal Highnesses was Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife, Mary Bainimarama and the Military Commander Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto.

Speaking to FBC News earlier, the Prime Minister said he was ready to welcome the royal couple to the capital despite the wet weather.

“Yes but it will be to a wet Suva.”

Other Fijians in the welcome delegation included, Opposition Leader, Ro Teimumu Kepa, Minister for Women Mereseini Vuniwaqa and the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

The British High Commissioner to Fiji Melanie Hopkins was also present to officially welcome Prince Harry and her Highness Meghan.

The couple stepped off the plane with Prince Harry dressed in a smart two buttoned two piece light grey suit complimented with a white long sleeve shirt and a navy tie.

Her Highness Meghan was wearing a white tailored cocktail daywear ensemble accessorised with what looked like a white fascinator to match, topped off with a black clutch purse.

Accorded a Guard of Honour, Prince Harry inspecting the 100 strong guard, which was a combination of representatives from Army and Navy.

The Prince even stopping to speak with one of the soldiers.

The couple will now travel to Borron House to meet with the President, Major General Retired Jioji Konrote.

After which, their Royal Highnesses will be accorded a traditional Fijian welcome which will held at Albert Park this evening from 6pm.

And you can watch the ceremony live on FBC TV.

Meanwhile police have confirmed some roads may still be closed,

These roads may include Waimanu Road, Edinburgh Drive, Rodwell Road, Scott Street and Victoria Parade.

Police officers will be present to assist with traffic movement and the public are urged to find alternative routes.



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