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In pictures: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Tonga

NUKU'ALOFA, TONGA - OCTOBER 26: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Standing with King Tupou VI and Queen NanasipauÔu TukuÔaho of Tonga at the farewell with His Majesty King Tupou VI on October 26, 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)

In pictures: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Tonga

In pictures: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Tonga

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have said goodbye to Tonga.

After a busy day in the Polynesian country of Tonga, which included meeting with the prime minister, seeing an exhibit of Tongan crafts and a trip to Tupou College, the royal couple paid a final visit to His Majesty King Tupou VI at the Royal Palace.

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Fua’amotu Airport, Tonga, on day one of the royal couple’s visit to Tonga. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS

The Victorian-style palace, which is located in the northwest of the capital, Nukuʻalofa, was built in 1867 and is the official residence of the Tongan king.

The residence played host to last night’s official welcome reception and dinner hosted by their Majesties. Everyone was dazzled by the beautiful white dress Meghan Markle wore. But according to news.au.com, the designer has revealed something far more interesting about the garment.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a floor-length, white gown with silver beaded embellishments by evening wear label Theia for a special evening reception on her first night in Tonga last night.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex arrive to attend a state dinner in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Paul Edwards/Pool via REUTERS

Don O’Neill, 52, confirmed that the Duchess “loved” the dress but requested it include “extra seam allowance”.

The alterations request was made two weeks before they announced the pregnancy on October 15, suggesting they knew long in advance that a baby royal may have been on the way.

Friday, Day-11 of the Tour Down Under, saw the couple meet with the Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pōhiva, and various cabinet ministers.

Upon arrival, Prince Harry and the Duchess 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. 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre to visit an exhibition of Tongan handicrafts on the second day of the royal couple’s visit to Tonga. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS

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