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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had excellent role models for their first overseas tour — in the form of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh. They’ve clearly inspired them, like when Harry and Meghan recreated The Queen and Philip’s balcony moment from 1953, and now in Tonga, they’re with them in spirit. In fact, The Queen has been ever-present throughout Harry and Meghan’s visits, but the people of Tonga got a special treat: a message directly from Her Majesty.

Speaking at the reception and dinner with King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau’u, Harry read a personal note from his grandmum, as she reflected on her Commonwealth reign.

It continued: “Our two families have enjoyed a deep and warm friendship over many years, and I hope that our close relationship continues with the next generation.”

The Queen, via her grandson, added: “In the months and years ahead, I wish Your Majesties and the people of Tonga every good fortune and happiness.”

Harry went on to conclude his speech by showing his appreciation for the warm welcome he and Meghan received.

“We are deeply grateful to you all for welcoming Meghan and me to Tongatapu (the main island of Tonga) and to Your Majesties for making us feel at home here,” he said before adding, “Mālō ‘aupito,” which translates to “Thank you very much.”

And what a welcome they got. So much love.

Harry and Meghan will round out their visit to Tonga on Friday before heading back to Sydney. Invictus Games, they’re coming back for you!