Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to delay United States tour because of pregnancy

Wednesday, 24 Oct, 2018

After stepping off the plane, Meghan needed to hold her cream-colored hat to prevent it from being blown away as Harry inspected a guard of honor.

The Duke and Duchess will now travel by charter flight to Fiji's capital of Suva, where they will embark on a three-day jam-packed programme of appearances.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived in Fiji, where Prince Harry has tried kava - a traditional non-alcoholic social drink.

The mum-to-be looked incredible for the formal dinner, hosted by the President of Fiji at the Grand Pacific Hotel where the royal couple are staying.

The Duchess was presented with a bouquet by a flower girl from the chiefly island of Bau, the island home of Ratu Apensia Cakobau - who ceded Fiji to Britain in 1874 - before Harry made his way to a dais on the runway.

Meghan has resumed normal duties on the couple's overseas tour after cutting back slightly on engagements in the last two days in order to rest.

The pair were seen arriving in the Pacific nation as Meghan returned back to full royal duties after taking it easy due to her pregnancy.

What's more, the Duchess's tour style has been well within the bounds of royal protocol - until yesterday, day seven on the tour. "I told her a story about my father, which she loved, and I wished them every happiness in the world with their baby", Joyce told reporters.

But, as we reported previously, Markle isn't keen on missing out (Prince Harry is the one encouraging her to "pace herself") which meant Markle ended up accompanying her husband on one of the official outings on Fraser Island: a walk along Kingfisher Bay jetty followed by a meet-and-greet with the public.

And the Duke paid tribute to his growing family during his speech at the Openin Ceremony of the Invictus Games on Saturday. The couple will then finish their tour with a four-day visit to New Zealand.

This isn't the first time Meghan has drawn attention to her stomach on the royal tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now on a 16-day royal tour with stops in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.