The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan recreate Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s balcony photo 65 years later.
It’s all coming full circle for this royal family.
It’s true that history repeats itself. As the expectant couple continues their first joint royal tour, the pair stepped out on Monday in Fiji from the balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.
Its a familiar setting for royal enthusiasts.
It was on that very balcony in December 1953 that Queen Elizabeth, waved to the crowds alongside Prince Philip. At the time, the couple was attending a ball held in Her Majesty’s honour.
In a similar fashion, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle returned to the same spot more than 60 years later during their first joint royal tour as newlyweds and on their first day in Fiji.
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Much like the Queen all those years ago, the couple looked every bit the elegant royals as the pregnant star sported a white, long-sleeved Zimmermann dress.
She matched it with a fascinator by Stephen Jones while Harry opted for a slate suit adorned with medals. Thousands of locals were eager to see the pair as crowds gathered below the balcony.
While attending a state dinner hosted by President Jioji Konrote, Harry acknowledged the historic location during his speech.
“This visit is particularly nostalgic for us as a young married couple. My grandparents stayed in this very hotel, the Grand Pacific, a number of times over the years”.
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“But, this visit is also an opportunity to learn more about the future of Fiji, your economic growth, sustainable tourism development and social enterprises”.
“We are really looking forward to meeting the students at the University of the South Pacific. The health and sustainability of this planet depends on the younger generation. And they are full of optimism so let’s join them”.