British royal couple visit university in Fiji


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SUVA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) – Duke and Duchess of
Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were greeted with a huge crowd at the
University of the South Pacific in Suva, capital of Fiji on Wednesday.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle met
university students and children who were waiting along footpaths and
roadsides. 

The Duchess of Sussex delivered her first
official speech as a member of t

SUVA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) – Duke and Duchess of
Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were greeted with a huge crowd at the
University of the South Pacific in Suva, capital of Fiji on Wednesday.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle met
university students and children who were waiting along footpaths and
roadsides. 

The Duchess of Sussex delivered her first
official speech as a member of the royal family at the university. 

She spoke on the importance of access to
education and that everyone should be given an opportunity to receive it,
especially for women and children in developing countries as this was the key
to economic and social development.  

She said the Association of Commonwealth
Universities has offered two new grants that will be awarded to Fiji National
University and the University of the South Pacific, allowing each of them to
run workshops to empower their female staff.

Fijian president Jioji Konrote said earlier
while welcoming the royal couple that Fijians shared the joy with the royals
welcoming their baby.  

Also on Wednesday, Prince Harry laid a wreath
at the War Memorial in Suva, and met with Fijian war veterans, some of whom
served with the British Army. 

The Duke later travelled to Colo-i-Suva Forest
Park, where he planted a tree and unveiled a plaque to mark its dedication.

The Duchess travelled to the British High
Commissioner’s residence in Suva before visiting the Suva Municipal Market to
meet some of the female vendors. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex started their
Fiji tour on Tuesday.

GNA


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