The British royal family is not known for reviling their wardrobe budget, but Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has some questions as to whether she hopes to return her latest outfit for a refund.
During a Qantas charter flight in Tonga, a label fluttered from the hem of her dress as she walked down the red carpet.
The red dress, an allusion to Tonga's national color, framed her small but growing baby belly. Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, announced that they were expecting their first child at the beginning of their trip to Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
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The royal couple landed early Thursday in the South Pacific. They were greeted by Princess Latufuipeka Angelika Tuku & # 39; aho, daughter of King Tupuo VI, and welcomed to a traditional Tongan welcome ceremony when they disembarked from Fua & # 39; amotu International Airport in front of the capital, Nuku & # 39; alofa ,
Well-wishers lined the streets on the 13-kilometer journey into the city.
Later on Thursday, the couple will have an audience with the king and his wife, Queen Nanasipau, followed by an official reception and dinner and traditional Tongan entertainment.
Prior to Fiji's departure, the couple took part in the unveiling of a statue of the British-Fijian war hero Talaiasi Labalaba, who died in 1972 while defending his comrades at the Battle of Mirbat.
On Wednesday, Meghan's trip to a market in the Fiji capital Suva was halted. After the crowd was larger than expected, they raised security concerns.
A Kensington Palace press secretary confirmed that Meghan's "engagement was slightly shortened due to crowd management issues".
During an official visit to the University of the South Pacific, Meghan gave a speech promoting education and women's rights.
"Everyone should be given the opportunity to receive the education he wants, but more importantly, the education he has" For women and girls in developing countries, this is vital, "she said, wearing a traditional South Pacific lei.  The couple will return to Australia before traveling to New Zealand.