Meghan Markle has been cradling her baby bump on the royal tour, and people are loving it

Ian Vogler / Pool / Getty ImagesPrince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive for a state dinner on Tuesday in Suva, Fiji.
  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have arrived in Fiji for the second leg of their royal tour of the British Commonwealth.
  • The Duchess of Sussex was spotted cradling her baby bump for a second time at a state banquet hosted by the president of Fiji.
  • Fans can’t get enough of Markle’s maternal instincts.
  • Markle and Harry’s visit to Fiji is the first made by any member of the royal family since a military coup in 2006.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Markle’s baby bump have all touched down in Fiji for the second leg of their 16-day royal tour.

The couple attended a grand welcoming ceremony on the Pacific archipelago, followed by a state dinner hosted by the president of Fiji. It was Markle’s first state dinner since becoming a royal, the Evening Standard reported.

For the black-tie event, the duchess wore a £1,095 ($US1,431) bright blue caped gown by Safiyaa.

The dress clung tightly to Markle’s baby bump, which she was seen cradling gently.

Meghan Markle baby bumpIan Vogler – Pool/Getty ImagesMarkle cradling her baby bump.

It’s not the first time Markle’s baby bump has melted hearts on the royal tour – on Monday, the duke and duchess took a stroll around Fraser Island in Queensland, Australia.

Read more: Meghan Markle has arrived in Fiji despite medical advice saying pregnant women shouldn’t go because of Zika

Markle wore a casual maxi dress with a thigh-high slit, but kept one hand on her baby bump at all times.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex walk along the picturesque Kingfisher Bay Jetty on October 22, 2018 in Fraser Island, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.Chris Jackson / Getty ImagesMarkle and Harry in Australia on Monday.

“The Duchess of Sussex craddling [sic] her baby bump made my day,” one person wrote on Twitter.^tfw

“Is it weird that I’m obsessed with Meghan the Duchess of Sussex’s baby bump?” wrote another.

Since starting the royal tour, Markle – who is about four months pregnant – has cut back her schedule of engagements to rest, leaving Harry to attend some on his own.

Markle and Harry’s visit to Fiji is the first made by any member of the royal family since a military coup in 2006 that led the Commonwealth to suspend Fiji’s membership.

Read more: The 17 best photos from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal tour so far

The island nation was reinstated in 2014 following a democratic election.

The duke and duchess are now into their second week of the royal tour, which has seen them travel to Australia and open the Invictus Games, an international sporting event created by Harry for wounded and recovering veterans and active service people.

The couple will travel to Tonga before returning to Australia for the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games and then round off their tour in New Zealand.

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