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Duchess market visit cut short

  • Oct 24, 2018
  • By  Netani Rika
Duchess market visit cut short Photo: Maggie Boyle
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By Netani Rika

SECURITY officers bundled the Duchess of Sussex out of a Fijian market today after concerns for her safety.

Six minutes into the tour of the Suva Municipal Market, Royal Protection Officers moved in and escorted the Duchess to her vehicle.

It appears orders to end the visit were made by Kensington Palace.

Market vendors broke into a song as the Royal visitor arrived and a crowd held behind a cordon began to surge forward. 
Local police and Lt-Colonel Litia Seruiratu, and Aide-de-Camp to the Duchess helped whisk her to safety.
The Duchess appeared to give an apologetic wave to the crowd as she left the market ahead of schedule.
No comment has been forthcoming from the British High Commission or local officials. This was the second security concern for the day.
The first involved details of the Duke and Duchess' accommodation plans.
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