Royal romance: Meghan and Harry pack on the public display of affection at Fiji ceremony
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry could not stop smiling at each other at Fiji’s Nadi International Airport, where they attended their last Royal engagement in the island nation before heading to Tonga.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex embarked on the tenth day of their 16-day landmark tour of Oceania, which comes only a week after the Royal duo announced Meghan’s pregnancy.
The loved-up couple have shared adorable moments on their tour, which have made headline across the globe.
But their latest cute displays of affection occurred this morning when they attended the unveiling ceremony of a statute dedicated to a British-Fijian soldier.
At the event, Prince Harry was photographed leaning in to chat to his wife before sharing a giggle.
Clearly love-struck, Meghan was photographed looking towards her husband several times.
And before stepping onto the aeroplane to Tonga, the Duchess firmly gripped her husband’s arm.
Body language experts have stated that the couple’s public displays of affection have intensified since the announcement of Meghan’s pregnancy, bringing the newlyweds closer than ever.
This morning’s ceremony was the couple’s last engagement in Fiji, who are now heading to Tonga for a lavish state banquet.
The Duchess dazzled in a fitted midi-dress by Jason Wu at the unveiling ceremony, while Prince Harry sported a light-coloured suit.
Meghan matched her outfit with gold leaf shaped earrings, a bracelet and her Manolo Blahnik BB pumps in black suede.
The event was also attended by Fijian President Jioji Konrote and senior representatives from the government and Armed Forces.
The couple unveiled a statue honouring Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, a British-Fijian soldier who lost his life in the 1972 Battle of Mirbat.
Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, a Fijian member of the elite British Special Air Service (SAS), single-handedly held off 250 attackers from taking an army base.
After the ceremony, the President of Fiji Jioji Konrote delivered a short speech to thank the couple for their visit.
President Konrote said: “Thank you for coming to Fiji and gracing us with your much welcome but very short visit.
“It’s good to know that you promise to come back.
“May Almighty God be with you now and in the future.”
The Duke of Sussex also delivered a speech, which he opened with the traditional greeting “Bula”.
The 34-year-old said: “Thank you to the people of Fiji for the warm welcome we have received during our visit.
“The Duchess and I are leaving with special memories of your beautiful country and look forward to returning in the future.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK