Prince Harry opened the Invictus Games with a rousing speech.
The Duke and Duchess began their first full day in Tonga with a visit to the St. George Government Building to meet Tonga's Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva and other Cabinet members.
The stylish bride and groom wore semi-formal clothes for the affair. Meghan looked stunning in a green and white striped cotton dress by Australian designer Martin Grant, with matching green suede pumps and a Prada clutch. Prince Harry looked just as elegant in a light blue suit.
They were gifted with flower garlands before they visited an exhibition of Tongan products and handicrafts, including traditional mats and "tapa" cloth. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed local craftsmen and tradesmen, as well as teenagers offering free hugs.
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Children hold a placard as they wait for the arrival of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, for their meeting with Tonga's Prime Minister in Nuku & # 39; alofa, Tonga, Friday, October 26, 2018. (Photo: Phil Nobel, AP)
After a brief change of outfit, the Royals visited the oldest secondary school in the Pacific, Tupou College.
With a dress by American designer Veronica Beard, Duchess Meghan laughed with her students and helped her husband dedicate two forest reserves to the forest of the school, the Toloa Forest Reserve.
Prince Harry said Friday that Tonga is setting a good example and "understanding" the implications of environmental change because the islands are directly affected. Harry said planting trees and preserving forests is a simple but effective way to improve the environment and protect wildlife.
Expectant Duchess Meghan's visit to the Tongan Forest comes in the midst of a "Warning – Level 2" warning in Tonga Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Health officials say the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, is present in mosquitoes in the island state. The expectant mother will deliver the couple's first child in the spring.
From Tupou College, the couple went to the Royal Palace, where they said goodbye to the King before setting out on tour on the last day of the Invictus Games in Sydney. The couple will then finish their journey with a four-day visit to New Zealand.
Post: The Associated Press
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