The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex are embarking on the tenth day of their 16-day landmark tour of Oceania and are travelling to Tonga after unveiling a statue commemorating a British-Fijian soldier in Fiji’s Suva airport. The Royal duo will receive an official welcome upon their arrival at Tonga’s Fua’amotu International Airport.
There is a possibility the Duchess will wear a tiara for the first time for the occasion. State dinners are the primary occasions when female members of the Royal family are permitted to wear tiaras from the Royal collections.
However, the former Suits actress decided not wear one at the banquet hosted by Fijian President Jioji Konrot on Tuesday, the same evening Kate Middleton dazzled in the diamond tiara that once belonged to Princess Diana at Buckingham Palace for the Dutch State dinner. Contrary to speculation, Royal protocol regarding tiaras has nothing to do with Meghan and Kate’s Royal ranks or their husbands’ positions in line to the throne.
Reports suggest Meghan may have also been deterred from wearing a tiara during the Royal tour as she would have been obliged to travel with the precious jewellery from London.
There is much anticipation surrounding what she will decide to wear tonight.