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Prince Harry and Meghan In Fiji: Family Flags Down Cab To Catch Glimpse Of The Royal Couple

A family in Nakasi was not satisfied after seeing the royal motorcade carrying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drive past them while standing on
24 Oct 2018 14:09
Prince Harry and Meghan In Fiji: Family Flags Down Cab To Catch Glimpse Of The Royal Couple
Letila Dimisi (right) with her grandchildren and other family members. Photo: Fonua Talei

A family in Nakasi was not satisfied after seeing the royal motorcade carrying the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drive past them while standing on the roadside yesterday.

So they hired a taxi to the Albert Park to have a closer look at the royal couple.

Despite the unfavourable weather Letila Dimisi with her grandchildren and other members of her family were among the thousands of people at Albert Park last night to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

“We watched them as they passed us in Nakasi, but we were not satisfied because we did not get to see them well,” Mrs Dimisi said.

“I told my grandchildren, ‘let’s go to Albert Park, this is a once in a lifetime occasion, so we have to be there.”

“We never know when next a royal family member will come to Fiji again so this is the only chance to see them.

“We watched their wedding on the television a few months ago and it was so beautiful, but having to see them up close is very emotional.”

Meanwhile, a heavy Police presence was visible during the arrival of the royal couple from Nausori International Airport to Albert Park and then to the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Fiji Police Force Chief of Operations Assistant Commissioner Maretino Qiolevu said more than 100 police officers were deployed for the royal visit.

“We will provide security and escorting duties at all venues both in the Southern and Western divisions,” ACP Qiolevu said.

Officers deployed include those from the Specialised Unit and WATERPOL Unit of the force, who will be patrolling Suva Harbour as well.

The Royal couple was received at the Nausori International Airport at 4pm yesterday during which a Guard of Honour was put on for them.

They were then transported to Borron House where they paid a courtesy call on the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote, before their first formal event at Albert Park.

After the traditional ceremonies of welcome at Albert Park the couple were escorted to the Grand Pacific Hotel balcony where they performed the royal wave after which they were hosted by the President at a State Dinner.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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