Security scare cuts Meghan's market visit short

Security scare cuts Meghan's market visit short

Security scare cuts Meghan's market visit short

Upon their arrival at the traditional welcome ceremony yesterday, the Duke of Sussex Prince Harry says he and the Dutchess of Sussex Meghan Markle hope to meet as many Fijians as possible over the next two days.

Mrs Salusalu, 50, a farmer from the village of Nukulau, more than 100 kilometres from Suva, has been a stallholder at the market for nine years, selling root crops, vegetables and fruits.

"It was through scholarships, financial aid programmes and work-study - where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition - that I was able to attend university", she said.

Royal sources said there was a "security issue" because of the "much bigger crowds than anticipated" inside the market, making the event "uncomfortably busy".

Meghan said: "Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive". Providing them with access to education is the key to economic and social development.

Meghan is presented with a pearl necklace from Sarote Faga Konrote as Prince Harry looks on during the first day off their tour to Fiji.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
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Now the couple are on their second day of touring the island of Fiji and are preparing to part ways for the remainder of the afternoon's itinerary.

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