Kensington Palace confirmed last week the Duchess had sought medical advice upon learning of her pregnancy and made a decision to go ahead with the planned trip.
She spoke on the importance of access to education and that everyone should be given an opportunity to receive it, especially for women and children in developing countries as this was the key to economic and social development.
"It was through scholarships, financial aid programs and work-study where my earnings from a job on campus went directly towards my tuition - that I was able to attend university".
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the University of the South Pacific in Suva.
"Because when girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but also for those around them".
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were shown the ultimate respect when they arrived at the University of the South Pacific in Suva. She spent only about half of her allocated 15 minutes there as she was whisked through by security personnel in the enclosed and relatively dark market.
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Thousands of excited Fijians line the streets to welcome Prince Harry and Meghan.
On Tuesday, Meghan Markle began the portion of her and Prince Harry's royal tour that brings her to countries where she will be at risk of the Zika virus, even though she is pregnant and medical advice tells expectant mothers to avoid such areas.
Earlier, Prince Harry told those gathered for a state dinner in Suva the ties between Fiji and the United Kingdom ran deep and the two countries shared Commonwealth values, a love of rugby and a sense of humour.
Next stop on the loved-up pair's itinerary is Fiji, where they will be immersed in everything involved in the Fijian culture and heritage.
The Duke and Duchess will now travel by charter flight to Fiji's capital of Suva, where they will embark on a three-day jam-packed programme of appearances.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed in the same way 65 years ago on their 1953 visit.