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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Tonga on day 11 of their Royal Tour - Live Updates

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Andrea Caamano
Website Editor
25 October 2018
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Following their official welcome reception and dinner hosted by His Majesty King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u the previous night, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were up early on Friday morning (local time) for a busy last day of engagements in Tonga.

Prince Harry and Meghan, who looked gorgeous in a green cotton dress by Australian designer Martin Grant, started the day off meeting with the Prime Minister of Tonga, 'Akilisi Pōhiva, and various cabinet ministers.

Upon arrival, Harry and Meghan were met by more than 50 civil servants wearing red and black shirts and traditional outfits, as they entered the St George Government Building.

After half an hour the parents-to-be headed to the Fa'onelua Centre, where they met with Princess Angelika to visit an exhibition celebrating Tongan handicrafts and products.

The Duke and Duchess also unveiled the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy before bidding farewell to Tonga and heading back to Sydney. Scroll down to see the best pictures from day 11.

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Meghan, who accessorised her green striped cotton dress with green heels and matching Prada bag, smiled after spotting a child holding a sign saying "free hugs".

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During their brief meeting Prince Harry told the Tongan Prime Minister that the entertainment at the official welcome reception had been "very good".

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Friday's gorgeous cotton dress was the Duchess' fourth Martin Grant dress on the tour, clearly a favourite with Meghan. Prince Harry also looked very smart in a grey suit.

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The mum-to-be's hair looked gorgeous in a stylish ponytail. She wore her Maison Birk diamond earrings for their last day in Tonga.

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The royal couple had powerful smelling flowers - made from Fa and Puatonga - placed and tied around their necks as they were welcomed to the show of Tongan youth projects and handicrafts.

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Meghan Markle surprised eagle-eyed fans who quickly spotted that the she wasn't wearing her engagement ring for the first time since her engagement to Prince Harry in November 2017.

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Outside the couple were given a Taovala (an outfit added onto your dress) which signifies Tongan respect to the higher ranks.

They met local Tongan traders and craftsmen as the Masani group of singers and dancers performed island music and songs. Harry appeared to do a little jig as the music started.

They were then given a picture of the Royal Tongan Motif, Fata O Tu’i Tongan. Uili Lousi, art and artisan, said, "They said they will put it in their home".

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Meghan had an outfit change for the visit to Tupou College and Toloa rainforest - a blue dress by Veronica Beard.

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Meghan and Harry unveil the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy at Tupou College.

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A full-length shot of Meghan's gorgeous Veronica Beard frock. She teamed the dress with what looks like a new pair of heels in her collection, a baby-blue pair of Aquazzura's Amandine pumps. 

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Meghan couldn't help but cry with laughter during a performance by a group of schoolchildren - who sang a song about mosquitoes! The mum-to-be was in hysterics as The Tupou College Boys' choir used flying actions and buzzing noises to serenade her and Harry. 

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The royal couple board the plane ready to head back to Sydney. Frighteningly, they experienced a scare during the flight, when the pilot had to abort their landing at the last-minute..

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