Meghan Markle has been rushed out of local market over "security risk"

The Duchess was in Suva, Fiji

October 24 2018

Meghan Markle was in the middle of her first solo assignment of the day, when security breaches saw the royal mum escorted out.

The Duchess of Sussex was greeted to huge cheers as she arrived at Suva Municipal Market.But growing crowds had security aids concerned, with the decision to rush the pregnant royal out of the market in Suva, Fiji, on Oct. 24.

Meghan's visit to the Suva Market has been cut short due to security risks! 😮 Kensington Palace said it's due to massive crowds, people climbing on roofs etc. So she was rushed out!! Safety first! The palace said Meghan met everyone she was supposed to meet . . . . Earlier Harry laid a wreath at the Fiji War Memorial, and met a number of Fijian war veterans, some of whom served with the British Armed Forces. Links between the British Military and Fiji continue to this day with more than 1,250 Fijians currently serving in the British Army. 🇬🇧🇫🇯Meghan and Harry arrived to visit the University of the South Pacific campus in Suva, Harry will make a short speech in his capacity as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, and Meghan said a few words!!!💝 From there Harry and Meghan split and carried out separate engagements - Prince Harry will travel to Colo-i-Suva Forest Park (makes sense Meghan's not going because of her pregnancy) where he will unveiled @QueensCanopy project in Colo-i-Suva🌳🌲 . . . . Meanwhile, Meghan attended a morning tea at the British High Commissioner's Residence to showcase women's organisations which operate throughout Fiji. In particular, she heard more about a UN Women's project, 'Markets for Change', which promotes women's empowerment in marketplaces throughout the Pacific. Meghan served as an ambassador for UN Women and the day ties in very well with her interests. . . By the way I have a back up account! If you don't know a lot of accounts have been deleted so I wouldn't want to lose you all 😭 and so you guys can find me @duchess.of.sussex ❤️⬅️⬅️ . . . . . #duchessofsussex #princesscharlotte #duchessofcambridge #meghanmarkle #princeharry #katemiddleton #princecharles #princewilliam #princelouis #diana #rachelzane #royals #royalfamily #royalcouple #royalwedding #lfl #britishroyalfamily #buckinghampalace #kensingtonpalace #australia #royaltour #meganmarkle #princegeorge #engagementring #cooktogether #princesseugeine #royalwedding .

Locals were overjoyed at the prospect of seeing Meghan.

In preparation for the arrival of the former Suits actress, a group of women sung hymns outside the municipal market in Suva.

Crowds flocked to the market near the city’s port with Union Jacks, the Stars and Stripes and Fijian flags, with some taking shelter from the sun with umbrellas.

Meghan’s visit to the Suva Municipal Market was cut short to just over five minutes due to a “security risk”, Kensington Palace said.

The mum-to-be protected herself from the zika virus, wearing a long-sleeved in a colourful pink dress with a blue and white floral pattern, designed by Figue - which retails for $2100.

This story originally appeared on WHO.