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Duchess Meghan's already shortened schedule has been cut even shorter

The Duchess of Sussex was hit by a security risk on Wednesday in the Suva market in the Fiji capital Duchess Meghan was to spend fifteen minutes in the market meeting with female sellers empowered by the UN women's project, Markets for Change.

However, the security personnel accompanied Meghan midway as the group of admirers became overwhelming.

A Kensington Palace press secretary confirmed to the Associated Press that her visit ended earlier than expected due to crowd management issues

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A crowd gathers to take photos such as Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, visiting the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. (Photo: Pool, Getty Images)

The Duchess spoke with a salesman and briefly met others there. Traders sold fruit to the market, including watermelons and pineapples, as well as crafts and fans.

Prince Harry was not on the market with his wife on Day 9 of the newlywed's 16-day tour of the South Pacific. Instead, he introduced a commemorative plaque during a dedication of the Colo-i-Suva forest to the Queen's Commonwealth canopy.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, speaks during a visit to the University of the South Pacific on October 24, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. (Photo: Pool, Getty Images)