Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did something that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip had already done.

On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex waved to the Fijian well-wishers from the balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel. According to Katie Harris, a journalist from Express, the said action has drawn a comparison to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as the senior royals also greeted the crowd from the same spot when they visited the country 50 years ago.

The journalist noted that the two moments are strikingly similar. Queen Elizabeth II traveled to Fiji in 1953 as part of her overseas tour following her coronation. She began her reign with a tour of Commonwealth nation that included the said country.

On the other hand, Prince Harry and Markle traveled to Fiji by a charter flight to its capital, Suva, after their 16-day overseas tour in Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were met at Suva's Nausori Airport by High Commissioner Melanie Hopkins and chief of protocol Jonetani Tagivetaua. They were then introduced to Honorable Frank Bainimarama, Fiji's Prime Minister and his wife, Maria.

Initially, Prince Harry and Markle were urged to delay their Commonwealth tour to Fiji as it is expected to interfere with the country's general election, especially that the public loves them. "It's not the right timing," said Robin Nair.

"The perception is, of course, that the Fijian government will take full advantage of the visit," Nair added. "Fijians love the Royals, and the government knows that there will be great euphoria and joy created by the visit."

In view of this, he thought that the British High Commission in Suva would have advised the Commonwealth office in London about its upcoming election and the environment in which the elections are taking place.

In related news, on Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out to visit Bondi Beach in Sydney. During the said trip, Markle arrived in a chic striped Martin Grant maxi dress and swept back her hair into a ponytail. Both tossed off their footwear and walked on the sand barefoot.

Markle was also photographed cradling her growing baby bump. The former "Suits" actress and Prince Harry announced that they are expecting their first baby when they arrived in Sydney.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle replicated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's balcony moment during their Fiji tour. Pictured: Prince Harry and Markle wave from the balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva Oct. 23, 2018 in Suva, Fiji. Getty Images/Chris Jackson
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