Meghan Markle was “not her usual self” before she was whisked away from a Fiji market because of what Kensington Palace described as a “security scare”.
Officially, the palace said the Duchess of Sussex was removed due to crowd management issues – that security staff were concerned about so many people in such a small, closed in space.
But onlookers there in the Suva market have said the 37-year-old had “looked concerned” before entering and uncharacteristically distracted while inside.
The witness told The Mirror Meghan appeared to whisper something in the ear of one of her aides before heading in.
“When she got into the market she looked really disengaged, not her usual self at all,” the onlooker said.
“She stopped to speak to a pineapple seller on one of the stalls and had a very blank and disengaged look on her face, which is very unlike her.”
Meanwhile, Asenaca Salusalu, the first vendor to meet Meghan told The Sun that she appeared “afraid”.
“She didn’t really speak at all, like she was a bit afraid. She just said ‘Bula’ and ‘Nice to meet you’. But I’m happy to have met her.”