Fiji govt stresses royal visit 'apolitical'

Fiji's government has stressed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex' visit to Fiji is apolitical.

Prince Harry and Meghan arrive in Fiji tomorrow, just three weeks out from the general election.

Concern has been raised the couple's visit could be used politically in the run up to the polls.

But the government says the visit was organised long before the election date was fixed and is hosted by Fiji's head of state, the president.

It says assurances were sought and given that if the visit went ahead before the election it would be non-political.

The government says the leader of the opposition will join the president and prime minister in greeting and farewelling the royal party.

She'll also be seated with them at the head table at a state dinner to which all leaders of political parties have been invited.