Meghan Markle Cuts Fiji Market Appearance Short Over Security Concerns

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Meghan Markle has been rushed out of a market in Fiji over security concerns.

The Duchess of Sussex spent only half of the 15 minutes allotted for the trip, meeting those who are part of the UN Women's project "Markets for Change," which promotes safe working environments for female vendors in the South Pacific.

The duchess was greeted by women selling fruits and crafts. The visit had to be cut short when the crowd waiting for a peek at Markle grew to thousands — much larger than originally expected, according to CNN. 

She was quickly whisked away after chatting with one of the vendors at the enclosed location.

Markle also addressed a crowd at a university in the country's capital. There, she announced two new grants that would be awarded to Fiji universities for workshops dedicated to empowering female staff.

"Everyone should be awarded to receive the education that they want, but more importantly the education that they have the right to receive and for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital," she told the crowd.

The events were part of the royal couple's 16-day tour through the South Pacific.  


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