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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex waved goodbye to Australia (temporarily, of course, as they’ll be back in Sydney in a few days to wrap up Invictus Games duties) and got a warm welcome in Fiji on Tuesday. Before heading off to get ready for a State Reception and Dinner hosted by Fiji President Jioji Konrote, they hit the balcony of the Grand Pacific Hotel to greet the crowds, a move many are likening to one made by Harry’s grandparents, The Queen and Prince Philip, more than 50 years ago.

Sure, Harry and Meghan are holding hands — surprise, surprise — while you could probably put a metre stick between Elizabeth and Philip, but similar nonetheless.

It was in 1953 that Elizabeth made her first of five visits to Fiji. She and Philip visited 13 countries between November 1953 and May 1954, mere months after her coronation, so if you thought they kept busy with royal duties now, it’s almost impossible to imagine what they were like when they were younger and had more energy.

And just like the country welcomed Elizabeth and Philip all those times, they gave that same love to Harry and Meghan. And the couple sure felt it, with Harry saying in a speech just how “nostalgic” the visit is.

In another nod to Her Majesty, Meghan wore a pair of pearl and diamond earrings gifted by The Queen herself, which Megs first wore during her first official engagement with her grandmum-in-law back in June.

But it wasn’t just The Queen’s presence that was felt during their first day in Fiji; President Konrote also paid tribute to Harry’s late mother, in the sweetest way.

We’re not crying, you’re crying.