The Duchess of Sussex was left with tears of laughter as she and her husband Prince Harry were serenaded with a song to ward off mosquitoes while visiting Tonga’s Tupou College on Friday.
The royal couple were in attendance to dedicate two of the school’s forest reserves to the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy — a royal initiative that began in 2015 to encourage conservation efforts throughout the 53 countries of the Commonwealth.
The school’s choir performed traditional Tongan music to commemorate the event, but there was one particular song that left the duke and duchess in a fit of giggles.
The students sung a hilarious song about mosquitoes, complete with flying actions and buzzing noises. The purpose of the song was to scare off any mosquitoes that might be in the area. The Zika virus, which causes birth defects, has been detected in both Fiji and Tonga.
Video recorded by journalists at the event showed the students singing to the tune of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ and clapping and swaying to the song.
Meghan looked radiant in a simple yet elegant blue shirt dress, which retails for $840, by American label Veronica Beard, while Harry was dressed smartly in a navy button-up shirt and beige chinos.
The duchess looked stunning in the mid-length dress, which featured three-quarter length sleeves and a belted waist. She teamed the dress with a pair of sky-blue heels.
The couple unveiled two plaques and chatted with locals before Prince Harry visited the school’s forest. Meghan skipped the forest visit as a precautionary measure against mosquitos in the area.
Earlier on Friday morning, the couple met with Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva as they toured the St George Government Buildings in the capital city of Nuku’alofa.
The duke and duchess will head back to Sydney on Friday afternoon, ahead of the official Invictus Games closing ceremony, which will take place on Saturday at Sydney Olympic Park.
The event will be extra special for the soon-to-be parents, as the gospel choir that gave a stunning performance at their royal wedding in May will perform at the event, marking the end of this year’s games, which honours wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel.