'I'm in the middle of a conversation' Prince Harry tells palace aides

A fire truck and a variety of police cars took up a significant portion of the vehicle space on the first barge to the Island this morning

A fire truck and a variety of police cars took up a significant portion of the vehicle space on the first barge to the Island this morning

A video posted online showed a well-wisher calling out: "Congratulations, I hope it's a girl!" to which he replied "So do I!" But what caught the eyes of royal traditionalists wasn't Markle's maxi dress or her low ponytail-it was her shoes: wedges.

Land and sea rangers and dancers who met Prince Harry told of a mutual respect, acknowledging the significance of his visit to their land and new understanding of traditional Butchulla practices.

Kensington Palace announced on Saturday that although Meghan will also travel to the island, she will not follow the official visit schedule.

The couple will spend three days in Fiji, before returning to Australia, then head to New Zealand on 28 October. On Sunday, she went to two events but skipped one, an Invictus Games cycling rivalry, and Harry went alone.

Recently, Prince Harry flew solo while attending a number of events at this year's Invictus Games in Sydney, after the pregnant Duchess chose to cut back on some of the tour's many engagements out of caution for her health, according to multiple reports. It's understood she's not feeling sick but has been feeling exhausted.

A source in the royal household said: "She wants to do everything, but Prince Harry is encouraging her to pace herself". Additionally, Prince Harry is expected to give a speech.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive in Fiji.

In the afternoon, Meghan made a surprise public appearance, meeting adoring royal fans, after joining her husband Harry for a walk along the Kingfisher Bay Jetty.

Speaking to the small gathered crowd of locals and large travelling media pack, Prince Harry said, "As you all know too well, K'gari means "paradise", and that is certainly what we've experienced today surrounded by the towering Kauri pines, 1,000 year-old satinay trees and ancient giant ferns".

However, she bounced back on Monday to join the duke on Queensland's Fraser Island.

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