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Duchess of Sussex in fashion faux pas on Tonga red carpet

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The Duchess of Sussex appeared to have a wardrobe malfunction on her arrival in Tonga when a label was seen still attached to her dress.

The royal mum-to-be strolled along the red carpet of Fua’amotu airport with the large tag swinging from the bottom of her outfit.

A close-up of the label shows the embroidered dress was made by fashion brand Self-portrait.

An image has surfaced reportedly showing a version of the tag on a different dress by the same designer, which reads: “Returns will only be accepted if this tag remains attached”.

Meghan and Harry are welcomed to Tonga
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Meghan and Harry are welcomed to Tonga

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had landed in the island’s capital Nuku’alofa on the latest leg of their tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

They were met at Fua’amotu airport by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka.

They enjoyed traditional entertainment from Pelehake villagers during their walk along the red carpet on Thursday.

The tag was still on Meghan's dress in Tonga
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A close-up of the label shows the embroidered dress was made by fashion brand Self-portrait
NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - OCTOBER 25:  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive Fua'amotu Airport on October 25, 2018 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex landed at Fua’amotu airport

Schoolchildren had been given the day off and lined the streets from the airport to the capital, waving flags and cheering as the convoy made the 40-minute journey.

Harry and Meghan later attended an evening reception with traditional entertainment hosted by King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at a state dinner in Tonga
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at a state dinner in Tonga

Before leaving Fiji, Harry unveiled a memorial for a British-Fijian soldier who died at the Battle of Mirbat.

SAS Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba held off 250 insurgents with a 25-pounder field gun after being shot in the jaw during the battle in Oman in 1972.



Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend XXX on October 19, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.




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President of Fiji, Major General Jioji Konrote, gave a short speech after the ceremony thanking the royal couple for their visit and congratulating them on the news that the Duchess of Sussex is pregnant.

He said: “Thank you for coming to Fiji and gracing us with your much welcome but very short visit.

“It’s good to know that you promise to come back. May Almighty God be with you now and in the future.”

Harry also gave a speech, beginning with the traditional Fijian greeting “Bula”, adding: “Thank you to the people of Fiji for the warm welcome we have received during our visit.

“The duchess and I are leaving with special memories of your beautiful country and look forward to returning in the future.”

Harry was seen drinking Fiji’s national drink kava during a traditional ceremony in the country.

At one point in the visit, Meghan had to be rushed out of a busy market amid security concerns.

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