Royals Ravishing in Red! Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Arrive in Tonga The royals arrived on Thursday local time and were welcomed by a traditional Tongan greeting By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Twitter Joelle Goldstein is a TV Staff Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for nearly five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle oversees all things TV and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians and America's Got Talent for "work". Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines and Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines Published on October 25, 2018 12:12 AM Share Tweet Pin Email We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got the royal treatment for their arrival in Tonga. The couple, who are expecting their first child in the spring, were welcomed to Fua’amotu Airport on Thursday (local time) by Princess Angelika Latufuipeka. The locals rolled out the red carpet for Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, as they walked hand-in-hand from their plane over the decorated lawn. A giant red banner was displayed along the tarmac reading “Welcome Harry & Megan,” while locals in traditional garb greeted them with a musical performance. Meghan, who had started her day in a green short-sleeved shift dress by Jason Wu, stuck with jewel tones but changed into a red long-sleeved dress by Self-Portrait which featuring embroidered floral embellishment and was in the same hue as the Tongan flag. The mom-to-be also added black heels and a black clutch to complete the look. Harry meanwhile kept it simple and wore the same light-colored suit from earlier. Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock During their arrival, Tongan children — also wearing red — lined the streets and waved flags in hopes to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. Many locals also decorated their homes with signs, balloons, and flags welcoming the pair to their country. While in Tonga, Meghan and Harry will attend a reception dinner featuring traditional entertainment at Consular House. On Friday (local time), they’ll enjoy a number of activities including attending a cultural exhibit, travel to a school with an onsite forest, meet with local traders and visit Tupou College. Kensington Palace/Twitter Kensington Palace/Twitter Meghan has mastered the art of the quick change while in flight — thanks in part to having her royal hairdresser as part of her glam squad on tour with her! The Duchess of Sussex arrived at the airport in Hervey Bay, Australia, in a casual travel-ready outfit earlier this week. Meghan wore a button-down white shirt paired with black pants, finishing off the look with sunglasses and slip-on mules by one of her favorite brands, Aquazarra. Every Photo from Royal Parents-to-Be Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Tour Down Under By the time the royal couple touched down in Suva, Fiji, she had transformed from easygoing to elegant. Meghan stepped out of the plane wearing a white long-sleeved dress by Australian brand Zimmermann paired with a matching fascinator by Stephen Jones, completing the look with a black Kaya Anna clutch and black slingback heels by Tabitha Simmons. Her hair, which she wore in a low bun to board the plane, was worn straight and sleek. DARREN ENGLAND/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock; REX/Shutterstock Can’t get enough of PEOPLE’s Royals coverage? Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest updates on Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle and more! Fiji marked a number of firsts on the couple’s 16-day royal tour. On their first night, they attended a state dinner, which saw Meghan in her first evening gown of the trip – an elegant light blue caped dress that showed off her growing baby bump. While Harry has made several speeches during their tour, Meghan addressed students and staff at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, to share her own college experience at Northwestern University and announce two new grants that support female staff members at the school in her first royal tour speech. Meghan Markle Is Gorgeous in Green as She and Prince Harry Unveil Statue in Fiji “Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital,” she said. “When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but for all of those around them.” “And while progress has been made in many areas across the Commonwealth, there is always scope to offer more opportunities to the next generation of young adults, and specifically to young women,” Meghan added. RELATED VIDEO: Meghan Markle Rocks Her First Evening Gown of Royal Tour in Fiji — a Light Blue Caped Stunner! Before heading to Tonga, the royal couple also attended an official welcome ceremony at the Nadi Airport. While there, they unveiled a new statue commemorating Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba, a British-Fijian soldier who lost his life in the 1972 Battle of Mirbat. The event was also attended by Fijian President Jioji Konrote and senior representatives from the government and the Armed Forces. After spending a few days in Tonga, Meghan and Harry will return to Sydney, Australia, for the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games. Then, it will be on to New Zealand to wrap up their tour.