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Meghan and Harry walk down the aisle for state dinner in Tonga!

Following a busy day in both Fiji and Tonga, Meghan and Harry concluded the day with a state dinner followed by a reception at Consular House.

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As they entered the event, they were serenaded by a band playing John Lennon’s Imagine.

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Meghan and Harry were welcomed by King Tupou VI, Queen Nanasipauu and Princess Angelika Latufuipeka and joined them for a traditional Tongan entertainment.

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Kensinton palace shared some photos from the performance:

Meghan and Harry then went on for a reception meeting an array of government, including the environment minister.

Below – Meghan and harry chatting with Justice Charles Cato, a New Zealand judge and his Russian wife Miriam, who is a doctor.

TheMirror reported:

“Mrs Cato said: “I asked, how does she feel? She responded, ‘Very well, thank you.’ I said, ‘No visible signs yet!’” That prompted the duchess, who was wearing a dress by Theia, to look down at front of her dress and laugh in agreement.

Mrs Cato, 41, added:

“As a doctor I was a bit concerned to about her taking all these long trips. I’m a mother of two. I know how it feels. I asked her to take care of herself. She promised to do so.”

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TheMirror continued:

“Pregnancy also came up in the conversation when the couple met Melenaite Tangi, 72, who recalled meeting Charles and Diana at a garden party in Auckland during the couple’s tour of New Zealand in 1983.
“1983?” replied Harry. “That’s the year before I was born. Was she pregnant? Secretly?””

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Harry also gave a speech during the reception, saying that visiting in Tonga was like visiting “an extended family”. Adding that: “My grandparents have visited a number of times and Your Majesties have been frequent visitors to see my family over the years.”

He also delivered a message from the Queen, which spoke of the “close relationship” between the royal families.

He off his speech with “malo ‘aupito”, Tongan for “thank you very much”.

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Meghan met Miss Fahina e Paepae Filipe who presented with a bouquet of national Tongan flowers

The reception was followed by dinner.

It’s the second time we see Meghan in a gown during the tour – and she’s not disappointing.

For tonight’s reception and dinner she chose the Ivory Crepe Column Gown

She styled it with her Aquazzura Deneuve Pumps

And her black Givenchy clutch

She accessorized it with her Birks Snowstorm Diamond earrings in white gold

And for the first time since her wedding, we saw Diana’s aquamarine ring again. The ring was gifted to her from Harry and is said to have been commissioned to replace Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring after she and Prince Charles divorced in 1996.

Tomorrow’s plan:

  • Meghan and Harry will begin the day with a visit to the St. George Building for a call on Prime Minister S. Akilisi Pohiva and members of the cabinet.
  • They’ll pay a visit to Tupou College to dedicate two forest reserves into the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy.
  • They will conclude the day attending the Australian Geographic Society Awards.

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