Royal Tour: Tonga unfolds the red carpet for Harry and Meghan

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Princess Angelika Latufuipeka (right) greets Harry and Meghan when they arrive in Tonga

The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex have received a royal welcome upon their arrival in the nation of Tonga in the South Pacific.

They were received by a Tongan princess when they landed, as well as by hundreds of children, who were given the day off to celebrate the arrival of the couple.

A meeting with the king and queen of Tonga was followed by traditional dances and songs at a night party.

Meghan opted for the colors of the Tongan flag when she arrived in a red dress, before changing to white.

Some observers quickly realized that she had forgotten to remove the label from her red dress.

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Wow, Meghan's label is still attached.

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The couple receives a traditional Tongan welcome.

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Schoolchildren lined the streets from the airport to the capital of Nuku & alofa, waving flags and cheering as the royal convoy made the 40-minute trip.

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Prince Harry and Meghan attended a private audience with King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau at the Consular House before the reception and dinner.

When the royal couple entered the event, a band playing John Lennon's Imagine was accompanied by a serenade.

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The duchess becomes her third attire of the day for the state dinner.

In a speech, the duke said going to Tonga was like visiting "an extended family."

He said: "My grandparents have visited several times and Their Majesties have been frequent visitors to see my family over the years."

He also read a message from his grandmother, the Queen, who spoke of the "close relationship" between the royal families.

The prince signed his speech with "bad" aupito ", Tongan for" thank you very much ".

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Tonga is the last stop in the whirlwind for the couple, who has already visited Australia, where Harry opened the Invictus and Fiji Games.

The prospective parents will return to Australia on Friday before ending their 16-day tour in New Zealand.

Earlier in the day, before leaving Fiji, the Duke discovered a statue of a largely unknown Fijian-British war hero who died in battle in 1972.

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Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba was part of the Elite Special Air Service (SAS)

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Harry receives a whale tooth necklace during a farewell ceremony in Fiji

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Harry and Meghan say goodbye to Fiji as the real tour heads to Fiji



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