Schoolchildren get the day off as Harry and Meghan welcomed to Tonga

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed in Tonga for the latest leg of their royal tour.

Meghan wore the red of Tonga as the couple were met at Fua’amotu Airport by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka.

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

Harry and Meghan are attending an evening reception with traditional entertainment hosted by King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u Tuku’aho on Thursday night.

The couple then attended an official welcome reception and dinner at Consular House in the capital Nuku'alofa, where they met dignitaries including Justice Charles Cato, a New Zealand judge, and his Russian wife, Miriam.

Mrs Cato said: "I asked, how does she feel? She responded 'Very well, thank you.' I said 'No visible signs yet!'"

Meghan and Harry arrive for dinner. Credit: PA

That prompted the duchess to look down at the front of her dress and laugh in agreement.

Mrs Cato, 41, added: "As a doctor, I was a bit concerned about her taking all these long trips. I'm a mother of two. I know how it feels.

"I asked her to take care of herself. She promised to do so."

Meghan wore a white dress to the event. Credit: PA

Earlier in the day, before leaving Fiji, the duke unveiled a memorial for a British-Fijian soldier who died at the Battle of Mirbat.

Schoolchildren were given the day off on Thursday in Tonga to greet the royal couple. Credit: PA

Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, of the Special Air Service (SAS), single-handedly held off 250 insurgents with a 25-pounder field gun after being shot in the jaw during the battle in Oman in 1972.

He was part of a nine-strong SAS team based outside Mirbat when they were attacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Occupied Arabian Gulf (PFLOAG).

Sgt Labalaba was posthumously mentioned in dispatches for his bravery in battle.

Prince Harry was offered kava during a traditional ceremony in Nadi. Credit: PA

After the ceremony, the President of Fiji, Major General Jioji Konrote, gave a short speech thanking the royal couple for their visit and congratulating them on their baby news.