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Meghan Markle Rushed Away By Security During Royal Tour

Meghan Markle Rushed Away By Security During Royal Tour

Meghan Markle was rushed out of her Fijian tour just six minutes into it due to a suspected security risk.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a planned 20-minute tour to meet female stall holders involved with the UN Women's project 'Markets for Change' - however not long after the tour started, pregnant Meghan was spotted by onlookers whispering to her aide before being whisked away.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Kensington Palace said the change of schedule was down to a 'security risk' and one of the aides said the environment the Duke and Duchess were in was 'hot, humid and uncomfortable' - this can't have been particularly pleasant for anyone, never mind a pregnant woman.

In the video you see Meghan, still smiling, but looking a little uncomfortable as she's escorted out of the Suva market by the security.

Meghan was said to 'look slightly flustered' during the hurried walk through the market, but took time to shake the hand of stallholder Mrs Salusalu.

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Mrs Salusalu told The Mirror: "She didn't really speak at all, like she was a bit afraid. She just said 'Bula' and 'Nice to meet you.' But I'm happy to have met her."

While visiting the market many people had gathered to get a glimpse of the mother-to-be Duchess, but crowds were kept well back from Meghan by police and security, and she wasn't mobbed by people during the visit.

A royal aide told The Mail: "It was hot, humid and uncomfortably busy and there were far larger crowds than expected.

"She met everyone she was meant to meet and left. There would have been a lot of people who would have been keen to meet her but she did met those who had hoped to.

"On advice she was taken out due to crowd management issue."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It was the ninth day out of the couple's 16-day tour around the South Pacific - during which the pair visited the University of South Pacific campus. There Harry unveiled The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy Project and laid a wreath at the Fiji War Memorial.

On day one of the tour, Meghan and Harry announced the Duchess was 12 weeks pregnant with their first child and the baby would be due next Spring.

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Topics: World News, uk news, News, Royal Family, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

 

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