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The Sussexes

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wow crowds at university

The Duke of Sussex started his first full day in Fiji laying a wreath at the National War Memorial, Veituto.

He laid a poppy wreath and observed a moment of silence before greeting the veterans of the RFMF and Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

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The poppy wreath had a handwritten note on it, reading: “In grateful memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.” Signed “Harry”.

While talking with an 84-year-old Fijian Veteran he joked that he was looking “younger than ever”.

The Duke then changed out his Blues and Royals uniform where he was joined by Meghan for their visit to the University of the South Pacific.

Back on the front lawn, the Duke and Duchess split up meeting each with two student groups.

The Pacific Youth group represents youth from across the Pacific with NGO’s to give a voice to youth.

They felt having Meghan interested in their work could be better because she is a “humanitarian” and can “give us a new perspective on youth” that they might have not had before.

The group described a Pacific youth as someone who is “in touch with their culture and themself.”

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Unfortunately, Meghan only had time to say one line to each person of the group so all they were slightly disappointed that they didn’t get to chat with her on what they wanted.

“But at least it was a good experience,” one member added.

The met with students of the school and were treated to two performances by Pasifika Voices and Oceania Dance Theatre.

From the University, Prince Harry will dedicate Colo-i-Suva to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. Meghan will be having tea with women who play a role in female empowerment before heading to the Suva Market to meet people who benefit from the UN Women’s Markets for Change.