Following their farewell engagement in Fiji Meghan and Harry arrived in Tonga welcomed welcomed by a traditional Tongan greeting
They were greeted by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka upon arrival. She is the only child of King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho making her the heir to the throne. When her father became king, she was named Tonga’s High Commissioner to Australia The princess will be joining Harry and Meghan for some of their engagaments in the country
Meghan and Harry will spend their time in Tonga, attending a reception dinner featuring traditional entertainment at Consular House, attending a cultural exhibit, travel to a school with an onsite forest, meet with local traders and visit Tupou College.
The people and children of Tonga – all in read – lined the streets and waved flags in hopes to catch a glimpse of them. People reported that “many locals also decorated their homes with signs, balloons, and flags welcoming the pair to their country.”
They were also greeted with a musical performance.
A video showing us the permance
A video from the arrival:
Tonga is a country located south of Samoa and east of Fiji. The country consists of 177 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. In 1900, Tonga became a British protectorate. Tonga became independent in 1970 and then became a member of the Commonwealth. Tonga is a constitutional monarchy meaning that it’s the king who appoints the government.
Meghan has really proved her art of the quick change while in flight — thanks in part to having her royal hairdresser as part of her glam squad on tour with her! For the arrival she chose to honour the country’s flag in a bold red Self-Portrait dress. Her dress is the Pleated Floral Gown which has been altered into a midi length for her.
Meghan wore the same heels as this morning – her Manolo Blahnik BB pumps
She carried her bespoke Dior clutch.
Next: Meghan and Harry will attend an official dinner in the afternoon