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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)
Earlier in the day, Duchess Meghan spoke about the importance of education for women in developing countries at the University of the South Pacific.
During her first official speech during the Royal Tour, Meghan talked about the difficulties she was facing financially during her studies. The Duchess said she relied solely on scholarships, financial aid, and paid on-campus work to fund her education, and found that it was all worth it in the end.
As announced on Sunday by Kensington Palace, the Duchess of Sussex has reduced her scheduled performances.
"After a strenuous program, the Duke and Duchess have decided to shorten the Duchess' schedule for the next couple a few days before the last one and a half weeks of the tour," the palace said in a statement.
The pair is scheduled to visit Tonga on Thursday before returning to Sydney on Friday night for the final days of the Invictus Games, Harry's Idea and the focus of their tour. The couple will then finish their journey with a four-day visit to New Zealand.
Post: The Associated Press
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