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Queen's interest in Fiji

Torika Tokalau
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

THE Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II has a special interest towards Fiji.

This was conveyed by British High Commissioner Roderick Drummond at her birthday celebrations at his residence on Monday.

Mr Drummond, during his speech at the event, said he and his wife Yasmin had a private audience with the Queen last week at Buckingham Palace.

"(It) is something granted to all new high commissioners. It was a private audience, so I cannot divulge the details," Mr Drummond said.

"But I will say that I was astonished by the detailed questions and genuine interest shown towards Fiji and its people by Her Majesty — someone who of course has a 61-year personal history with this place.

"I was put on the spot with many questions — and she will certainly be following events in September with close attention."

The Queen's birthday celebrations at the high commissioner's residence was attended by members of the government, diplomatic corps, business sector and friends of the British Government.

"The British High Commission has had a very busy year. We have been busy reviving our relationships across Fiji, renewing our links to Fijians in all walks of life. We have enhanced our dialogue with our Fijian partners, to mutual benefit."








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