| 17°C Belfast

In Pictures: Harry and Meghan all smiles as couple don traditional Tongan dress

The duke and duchess met with traders and craftsmen before visiting a school.

Close

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex smile at each other as the don ta’ovala during a visit to an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex smile at each other as the don ta’ovala during a visit to an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex smile at each other as the don ta’ovala during a visit to an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

A beaming Duke and Duchess of Sussex were kitted out in traditional dress as they visited a handicrafts exhibition in Tonga on Friday.

The couple looked to be in good spirits as they were presented with floral garlands before later being clothed in a ta’ovala – a mat which is wrapped around the waist and signifies Tongan respect to the higher ranks.

Sharing a smile or two, Harry and Meghan strolled hand-in-hand as they met local traders and craftsmen.

Close

The couple were presented with a ta’ovala, a traditional Tongan dress, which was wrapped around their waists (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The couple were presented with a ta’ovala, a traditional Tongan dress, which was wrapped around their waists (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

The couple were presented with a ta’ovala, a traditional Tongan dress, which was wrapped around their waists (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Close

After donning the skirt and garlands, Harry and Meghan took a stroll to meet with local traders at the handicrafts exhibition (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

After donning the skirt and garlands, Harry and Meghan took a stroll to meet with local traders at the handicrafts exhibition (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

After donning the skirt and garlands, Harry and Meghan took a stroll to meet with local traders at the handicrafts exhibition (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Close

Meghan looked in good form, beaming as she soaked up the atmosphere (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Meghan looked in good form, beaming as she soaked up the atmosphere (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Meghan looked in good form, beaming as she soaked up the atmosphere (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Close

The couple were also treated to a dance performance at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The couple were also treated to a dance performance at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

The couple were also treated to a dance performance at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Close

Children greeted the royal couple with the offer of a free hug – which Meghan spotted and smiled at (Phil Noble/PA)

Children greeted the royal couple with the offer of a free hug – which Meghan spotted and smiled at (Phil Noble/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Children greeted the royal couple with the offer of a free hug – which Meghan spotted and smiled at (Phil Noble/PA)

Close

After a quick dress change, Harry and Meghan visited Tupou College’s on-site forest, where they were fascinated by a parrot (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

After a quick dress change, Harry and Meghan visited Tupou College’s on-site forest, where they were fascinated by a parrot (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

After a quick dress change, Harry and Meghan visited Tupou College’s on-site forest, where they were fascinated by a parrot (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Close

The couple then unveiled a plaque to dedicate two of the school’s rainforest tracts to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

The couple then unveiled a plaque to dedicate two of the school’s rainforest tracts to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

The couple then unveiled a plaque to dedicate two of the school’s rainforest tracts to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Close

Pupils greet Harry at Tupou College (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Pupils greet Harry at Tupou College (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Pupils greet Harry at Tupou College (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Close

A respectful welcome for the duke (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

A respectful welcome for the duke (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

A respectful welcome for the duke (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Close

Addressing students at Tupou College (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Addressing students at Tupou College (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Addressing students at Tupou College (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Close

Meghan and Harry bid farewell as they depart from Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga (Phil Noble/PA)

Meghan and Harry bid farewell as they depart from Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga (Phil Noble/PA)

PA Wire/PA Images

Meghan and Harry bid farewell as they depart from Fua’amotu International Airport in Tonga (Phil Noble/PA)

Daily Headlines & Evening Telegraph Newsletter

Receive today's headlines directly to your inbox every morning and evening, with our free daily newsletter.

This field is required


Top Videos



Privacy