Prince Harry and Meghan Markle touch down in Tonga for royal tour

Tū'uta e Tiuke mo e Taise 'o Sāseki' 'i Tonga

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in the kingdom of Tonga where Tongan cultural performers welcomed them with faivas and hiva kakala.

Prince Harry and wife Meghan were greeted at the airport by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka and Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika.

The Duke and Duchess arrived at Fua’amotu Airport around 3pm on a Qantas flight.

They were scheduled later to meet with Tonga’s king and queen and to attend a reception and dinner with traditional Tongan entertainment.

Our correspondent in Tonga who attended the royal event said Meghan was wearing a red dress while Harry wore a beige suit.

Tomorrow they will visit Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva at the St George Building.

The Duke and Duchess will then attend an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts and products with Princess Angelika at the Fa’ōnelua Centre.

They will then dedicate two forest reserves at Tupou College.

The royal couple will then be officially farewelled by King Tupou at the royal palace before flying to Sydney.

The couple is on the 10th day of a 16-day tour of the South Pacific.

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