Britain's Prince Harry (front L) visits the War Memorial in Suva on October 24, 2018. - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are in Fiji as part of a royal tour. (Photo by PETER PARKS / AFP)
As the country buzzes following last week’s visit from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — during which the Duke officially opened the international multi-sport event he founded in 2014 — we at That Comms Co couldn’t help thinking: what does ‘invictus’ mean, anyway?
A Latin word and title of the 1875 poem by William Ernest Henley, invictus means ‘unconquerable’ or ‘undefeated’. The final stanza of Henley’s poem, ‘it matters not how strait the gate, how charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul’ can be seen as a fitting nod to the inspiring athletes competing in the games today.
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The Duchess of Sussex dazzled in pink as her and The Duke of Sussex carried out a series of engagements in Fiji’s capital of Suva.
This morning, The Duke of Sussex visited Fiji’s War Memorial, which commemorates both Fijian and British troops. The links between the Fijian military and British still continues to this day, with 1350 active Fijian servicemen and women. Well there, Harry met Fiji Military Forces and the Royal British Legion Fiji. He then went on to lay a wreath at the memorial.
From there, The Duke and Duchess travelled to the University of the South Pacific campus. They then went on to observe culture performance and the effects of climate change. Upon entering the university, The Duchess said a few words; where she went on to announce two new grants which she awarded to the University. The grants will allow them to run workshops to empower female staff and support students during their education. She then went on talking about her journey at Northwestern in Chicago which she graduated from in 2003: “I am fully aware of the challenges of being able to afford this level of schooling for many people around the world - myself included. It was through scholarships, financial aid programmes and work-study where my earrings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition - that I was able to attend university, and without question, it was worth every effort. Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. Anf for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital.”
From there, their engagements split - The Duchess of Sussex attended morning tea the the British High Commissioner’s Residence and Harry travelled to Colo-i-Suva. At high tea, Meghan heard more about a UN Women’s project, ‘Markets for Change’, which promotes women’s empowerment in the marketplace throughout the Pacific. Well The Duchess was at high tea, The Duke of Sussex travelled to Fiji’s Commonwealth Canopy, Colo-i-Suva Forest.
Prince Harry then went to Suva market, where she met female vendors. However, the visit was cut short due to poor crowd management and security issues.