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NUKU & # 39; ALOFA, Tonga – A plane bearing the Duke and The Duchess of Sussex was forced to abandon her landing at Sydney Airport on Friday night and flew around because there was another plane on the runway.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan returned to Australia from a visit to Tonga, where they embarked on their 16-day tour of four nations when a message from the flight deck announced, "A plane on the runway was a little too slow so that the decision was made to cancel the landing. "
The flight landed safely a few minutes later] In the past, the couple dedicated two forest reserves in Tonga. Harry said that Tonga leads by example and "understands deeply" the effects of environmental changes because the islands of the archipelago are directly affected.
Harry and his wife Meghan attended Tupou College to make the dedication. The grammar school was founded in 1866 and is considered the oldest in the region. It is the home of the last remaining forest on Tongas main island Tongatapu. The other reserve is located on the island of Eua.
"Planting trees and preserving forests helps us in many ways," said Harry. "It's a simple but effective way to restore and repair our environment, clean the air and protect the environment."
The couple dedicated the two reserves of the Environment Initiative "Queen's Commonwealth Canopy", which was started in 2015 and signed by 42 of the 53 Commonwealth countries.
Earlier in the day, the royal couple visited an exhibition celebrating Tongan craft, including traditional mats and tapa cloth. They also met with political leaders.
Tonga, home to only 106,000 people, is also known as the friendly islands. It was a British protectorate before gaining independence in 1970 and remains part of the Commonwealth Group of Nations.
The couple later returned to Australia to catch the last days of the Invictus Games, which Harry founded in 2014. The games give sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball.
After Australia, the couple will finish their journey with a four-day visit to New Zealand.
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