The Duchess Wears Jason Wu for Final Fiji Engagement
Meghan was in Jason Wu for today’s final Fiji engagement.
The royals’ last ceremonial event was the unveiling of a statue at the Nadi airport honoring a British-Fijian war hero. Here is a very quick video by ABC’s Carolyn Durand of the duo arriving at the airport.
— Carolyn Durand (@CarolynDurand) October 25, 2018
You don’t see it in this photo, but Harry had another drink of Kava when it was brought to him. Hello! Royal Editor Emily Nash reports “More Kava for the Duke, who calls out “Bula!” before clapping three times according to Fijian tradition. Made from powdered yagona root, it’s a mild sedative, so none for the Duchess.”
The Duke unveiled the new statue of Sergeant Taliasi Labalaba, who was killed in the Battle of Mirbat in 1972.
The soldier served in the Special AirServices. More via FBC News:
Labalaba, aged 30, was shot dead whilst firing a 25-pounder gun at the attacking guerrilla forces.
The Fijian soldier’s exemplary courage places him high on the pantheon of SAS heroes.
Here you have a little better view of the statue.
Following the statue ceremony it was time to bid farewell to Fiji.
Prince Harry delivered brief remarks
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 25, 2018
And the couple headed toward their plane.
And thank their hosts.
And give a wave goodbye.
One side note, it turns out the Duke and Duchess had a bit of a getaway, spending last night at the exclusive Vatuvara resort.
More from The Daily Mail:
The royal couple spent Wednesday night in only each other’s company on the idyllic Vatuvara Private Islands, about an hour east of the Fijian capital Suva.
It boasts three secluded and expansive seaside villas, meticulously crafted with local materials. Expansive beaches and crystal clear waters greet early risers, with 800 acres of private land available for explorers.
Tourism Minister Faiyaz Koya described the island as a paradise which showcases the Fijian spirit, as the Duke and Duchess conclude their three-day tour of the nation.
Now we turn to what Meghan wore at the Nadi airport.
She was in a Jason Wu Collection dress. The knee-length piece is described as being ‘peacock green,’ and it is a blend of acetate and polyester. Other features include the fitted silhouette, round neck, back zipper and slit, and exposed seams. The dress is available at Saks and at Jason Wu ($1695).
Meghan was wearing her Manolo Blahnik BB pumps in navy. (We show them as worn at a previous engagement.
The Duchess carried her Dior handbag, a custom version of the D-Bee bag. We show it below in black, with the affixed bee that gives the piece its name and its retractable handle in the up position. Meghan’s clutch is navy leather.
It looks like Meghan wore more Pippa Small jewelry today. Her earrings look like the 18k ‘Peepal Leaf’ earrings, dating back to the fall 2015 collection. Thank you to TheRoyalsandI, UFONoMore and MeghansMirror for their ID work on the earrings!
It appears that Meghan’s bangles could also be by Pippa Small. Below we show the Oshna Bangle ($140), atop the stack of two in our collage, and on the bottom, the Omeen Bangle ($190). Both bangles are gold-plated silver, and both are handmade by the “… men and women artisans of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation” according to the product descriptions. The Foundation’s website describes its aim this way: “…to preserve and regenerate historic areas and communities with a rich cultural heritage and to revive traditional crafts, to create jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride.” Another thank you to the UFO No More gang for this ID as well! UPDATE NOV 5: Pippa Small confirms the Duchess wore the Turquoise Mountain bangles.
One more image of Meghan.
Embed from Getty Images
We’re off to work on the next post, covering Meghan’s Self-Portrait dress for the Tonga arrival! Here’s a peek.