Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are told it's 'inappropriate' to come to Fiji now over election fears

Mail Online | 10/23/2018 | Alex Chapman;Bryant Hevesi For Daily Mail Australia
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are certain to attract massive crowds wherever they go during their three-day tour of Fiji.

But some are criticising the timing of the visit, which comes less than three weeks before the country's elections.

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Robin Nair, who was Fiji's foreign affairs permanent secretary until he resigned last year says he is concerned Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama will take 'full advantage' of the royal couple's widespread publicity.

'Fijians love the Royals … and the Government knows that there will be great euphoria and joy created by the visit,' Mr Nair said in a statement provided to ABC.

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He said he is concerned the incumbent prime minister will use photo opportunities with Harry and Meghan to paint himself in a positive light.

Another outspoken former government official, Shailendra G Raju, condemned the visit in a Facebook post.

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In a letter addressed to the UK High Commissioner to Fiji, Mr Raju called for the visit to be 'postponed to a mutually convenient and more appropriate time'.

'Although not publicly,' he wrote. 'I am sure you would agree privately that the present Government has not provided a level...
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