Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to visit the African country where homosexuality is a crime


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are about to embark on their first ever royal tour and will visit the Kingdom of Tonga. The two tied the knot in May and it is the first tour abroad for them as a married royal couple. According to the palace, the couple will focus on youth leadership, environmental and conservation efforts in the four Commonwealth countries. British people asked Harry and Meghan whether they are going to discuss LGBT rights with the king of Tonga, because this country has a very poor LGBT rights record and still criminalizes gay sex. In Tonga, homosexuality can lead to 10 years imprisonment, however, the small state’s LGBT+ community is very active, and some Tongan royals have publicly condemned homophobia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also be visiting Fiji, where same-sex marriage is banned. However, laws were introduced in 2013 that protects people from discrimination based on sexual preferences.


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