Royal Visit: British rule ends, a nation was born

Prince Andrew is pictured with, then, President the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara during his visit to Fiji in November 1998. Picture: FT FILE

FIJI’S first Independence Day celebration was a national and historic event that lasted for three days. Representing the Queen on that occasion, Prince Charles was here to give Fiji’s instrument of independence and constitutional documents. He was accorded a ceremony of welcome he described as “memorable and magnificent”. On the day he arrived on Friday, […]

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