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Meghan and Harry Starting off a Busy Day in Tonga Meet Tonga’s Prime Minister

Meghan and Harry started off the day heading to the St. George Government Building, to meet with the Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pōhiva, and various cabinet ministers.

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Meghan and Harry were welcomed with a native Tongan dance.

One child held a sign saying ‘free hugs’ which drew a smile from Meghan after she spotted it.

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Meghan and Harry had a nice chat with the prime minster. During their brief meeting Prince Harry told the Tongan Prime Minister that the entertainment at the official welcome reception had been “very good”.

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After the meeting, Meghan and Harry headed to an exhibition at the Fa’onelua Centre with Princess Angelika, who greeted them at the airport yesterday. In addition to meeting local Tongan traders and craftsmen and women, Meghan and Harry learned about handicrafts and products, including traditional mats and “tapa” cloth.

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Meghan and Harry had powerful smelling flowers – made from Fa and Puatonga – placed and tied around their necks as they were welcomed to the show of Tongan youth projects and handicrafts. They watched a dance, known as a Ta’ulunga, at a National Youth Event at Fa’omelua Convention Centre.

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Before leaving, Meghan and Harry were given a Taovala (an outfit added onto your dress) which signifies Tongan respect to the higher ranks. They met local Tongan traders and craftsmen as the Masani group of singers and dancers performed island music and songs. Harry appeared to do a little jig as the music started.

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They were then given a picture of the Royal Tongan Motif, Fata O Tu’i Tongan. Uili Lousi, art and artisan, said, “They said they will put it in their home”.

For today’s engagement wore the Striped Cotton Dress Martin Grant

The Australian designer’s SS19 collection has already played a strong part in Meghan’s look book, and this midi number was another hit by the brand.

From People:

“It’s wonderful to be represented by such a beautiful, modern and stylish woman,” Grant tells PEOPLE. “I also think that her look has been unintimidating, which is perfect for her role in meeting the people of Australia, who tend to be quite laid back.”

Meghan styled the outfit with her Ralph Lauren “Celia” Pumps in Olive, first seen at Prince Louis’s christening.

And a Prada Bibliothèque Bag

She aaccessorized with her Birks Bee Chic earrings.

And next: Meghan and Harry will wrap up their travels in Tonga, with an appearance at Tupou College in Nuku’alofa to unveil the Queen’s Canopy Dedication.

Stay tuned!

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