The visit of Prince Harry and Princess Meghan to Fiji will be a symbol of our strong commitment to the Commonwealth and our continuing affection for the Royal Family.
These are the words of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama who has welcomed the formal announcement from Kensington Palace that their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Fiji in October.
Bainimarama says he knows that this announcement will be greeted with great enthusiasm in Fiji.
” Prince Harry and Princess Meghan have captured the hearts of the Fijian people, just as they have captured the hearts of billions of people around the world, and we look forward to warmly welcoming them and showing them our special brand of Fijian hospitality.”
The precise dates of the visit have yet to be announced but it will be after the Invictus Games in Australia.
The Royal Couple are expected to spend two days in Fiji towards the end of October. They will also be visiting New Zealand and Tonga.
“The details of their program in Fiji will be announced in due course. But I am sure that their engagements will reflect Prince Harry’s keen interest in the welfare of young people and his dedication to the preservation of the environment and Princess Meghan’s interest in the empowerment of women and girls. “
“I also know having met His Royal Highness that he has a keen interest in Fijian rugby and a particular affinity for our servicemen and women, having served alongside some of them in the British Army during his two tours of Afghanistan.“