Meghan Markle was seen whispering to an aide just minutes before she was whisked out of Fijian market due to a "security risk."
The Duchess of Sussex was visiting the Suva Municipal Market to do a walk-around, which was subsequently swarmed by massive crowds hoping to meet the pregnant royal.
Meghan spent just six minutes of her scheduled twenty at the market, and only managed to meet a handful of people.
An onlooker claimed the pregnant royal "looked concerned" as she entered the "hot and humid" market.
“When she got into the market she looked really disengaged, not her usual self at all,” they told UK newspaper The Mirror.
“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.
“It was very hot and humid in there so perhaps it wasn’t the best environment for a pregnant woman.
“After speaking for about a minute she broke off and spoke to the same aide again before she was whisked out of the market very soon after.”
Asenaca Salusalu, a vegetable stall owener who got to meet Meghan, told The Sun, “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."
Pictures showed members of the security team and local authorities looking flustered as they quickly guided Meghan out.
Kensington Palace later claimed Meghan’s sudden exit was due to a “security risk”.