Meghan Markle decided not to make a change in her schedule, Duke and Duchess of Sussex will visit Fiji and Tonga despite Zika virus fears. Pregnant Meghan commands attention while her first official royal tour has started in Sydney, Mirror reported.
Pregnant Meghan Markle preferred to visit Fiji and Togo despite the NHS website advises anyone travelling over there to practise strict mosquito bite avoidance at all times. After Monday’s official announcement about Meghan’s 12-week pregnancy, she commands all attention.
Fiji and Tonga have both had outbreaks of the Zika virus and pose potential risks to unborn children. The Duke and Duchess sought medical advice about the risk of the Zika virus on the islands and there will be no change to the planned schedule.
Transmitted to humans by mosquito bites, Zika virus can also be passed on from a woman to her unborn child, the consequences can be awful because foetuses infected with the disease can be born with microcephaly. That is why pregnant women are advised by the health service to forget any “non-essential” travel. However, for Harry and Meghan, it is not an option, they are coming to Sydney to open Invictus Games, a project of Harry’s life.
37-year-old Meghan is in good health, confirmedKensington Palace on Monday, but it is not clear whether her father Thomas Markle, has been told of the pregnancy. Due to his weird behaviour, Meghan and Harry prefer to keep the distance from him. The same the royal couple does with Samantha Markle, a half-sister of Duchess of Sussex.
Meanwhile, Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Sydney to begin their tour of Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific islands.