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Duchess Views Fijian Exhibits in London

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle viewed ex­hibits from Fiji, New Zea­land, Tonga and Australia on Tuesday night ahead of the royal tour next month. The opening of the ‘Oceania’
27 Sep 2018 11:00
Duchess Views Fijian Exhibits in London
Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle(right) practice the Hongi - a traditional Maori greeting

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle viewed ex­hibits from Fiji, New Zea­land, Tonga and Australia on Tuesday night ahead of the royal tour next month.

The opening of the ‘Oceania’ Art Exhibition was held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

It featured exhibits from around the Pacific region.

Attended by dignitaries and diplomats from various Pacific Island countries the duchess was given a tour of the exhibition, which celebrates di­verse art from the Pacific.

There are more than 200 pieces showcased at the event, which dates back to the last 500 years.

The royal visit will begin in Sydney, Australia on Octo­ber 16, 2018 and will mark the first overseas tour for the royal couple.

Her Royal Highness watched a short performance of Ngati Ra­nana, a Maori cultural group, and met Oceania’s curators and artists as well as descendants linked to the works displayed.

Ana Lavekau (right) and Takeinivula performed during the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle visit at the Royal Academy of Arts to open the Oceania exhibition

Ana Lavekau (right) and Takeinivula performed during the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle visit at the Royal Academy of Arts to open the Oceania exhibition

THE ROYAL ACADEMY’S OCEANIA EXHIBITION WILL OPEN FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 TO DECEMBER 10, 2018.

THE ROYAL ACADEMY’S OCEANIA EXHIBITION WILL OPEN FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 TO DECEMBER 10, 2018.

TOUR DATES

Tuesday, October 16th: Sydney, Australia

Wednesday, October 17th: Dubbo, Australia

Thursday, October 18th: Melbourne, Australia

Friday, October 19th: Sydney, Australia

Saturday, October 20th: Sydney, Australia

Sunday, October 21st: Sydney, Australia

Monday, October 22nd: Fraser Island, Australia

Tuesday, October 23rd: Suva, Fiji

Wednesday, October 24th: Suva, Fiji

Thursday, October 25th Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Friday, October 26th: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia

Saturday, October 27th: Sydney, Australia

Sunday, October 28th: Wellington, New Zealand

n Monday 29th October: Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Tuesday 30th October: Auckland, New Zealand

Wednesday 31st October: Rotorua, New Zealand

 

 

Edited by Percy Kean

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