Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on a royal tour in Fiji, and Meghan was on her solo program to meet a section of women entrepreneurs at a market. It was supposed to be a 15-minute program and interaction with the locals, who are involved in a UN program called Markets for Change. However, she spent about eight minutes before her entourage rushed her out, due to what has been termed as "crowd management issues." The royals also planned for a tour to Australia.

The New Zealand Herald reported that the atmosphere was hot and humid, and the crowd was larger than expected.

A royal aide confirmed that Meghan met all those she had planned to meet, but had to leave early, as advised by her staff. She is pregnant and the stuffy weather and overcrowding might have led to the decision.

Meghan talks about education for women

One of the first stops for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was the University of the South Pacific campus in Suva. The occasion was to mark the 50th anniversary of the university. There was a red carpet welcome, with pipe playing musicians and cheering crowds, and all the attention focused on the Duchess. Her young fans were delighted to have her in their midst. She later gave a speech to university students and spoke about the journey of education.

During her speech, Markle said that education is vital for women and girls in developing countries. It opens up opportunities and is the key to economic and social development.

It is a tool to create the future. As a part of the cultural program, the Oceania Dance Troupe of the university conducted a performance on the effects of climate change in the Pacific.

Focus is always on Markle

According to Sky News, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on a 16-day tour of Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Their baby is due in the spring.

Therefore, much as she would have liked, Markle had to skip some of the events. That disappointed a section of the women who had expected to meet her. However, her attention has always been on the causes she wanted to champion as a member of the royal family.

Their program at the University of the South Pacific was about climate change and the education of women and girls. Both are important topics and the Duchess spoke at length about education. She also explained its benefits. She then announced two new grants for the university from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. These will help to run workshops that empower women.