Harry and Meghan Fiji visit: Duke pays homage to Fijians serving in British Army

Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle during the State dinner at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. Picture: FIJIAN GOVERNMENT

DUKE of Sussex Prince Harry today paid homage to Fijian soldiers serving in the British Army, some who fought with the sixth in line for the British throne in Afghanistan.

Prince Harry, while addressing guests at the State dinner at Suva’s Grand Pacific Hotel tonight, highlighted Fiji and UK “”deep ties”.

“Our ties run deep. Your soldiers fought in the British Army,” the Duke said.

“I have respect for Fijian soldiers. We fought in Afghanistan. We fought together, we worked and laughed together.”

He also highlighted that the United Kingdom looked to Fiji to provide leadership on environmental issues.

Prince Harry who tours the University of the South Pacific with his wife, Meghan Markel tomorrow, said said the heath and the sustainability of the planet was vital.

He said the planet depended on the young people of today for its sustainability.

*More detailed reports and pictures in tomorrow’s The Fiji Times and on our e-edition

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