Fijian PM pays tribute to Duke of Edinburgh
April 10, 2021 12:35 pm
Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth II visit to Fiji in 1953.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has joined world leaders to pay tribute to Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Prince officially known as the Duke of Edinburgh, died this morning at Windsor Castle aged 99.
In his tweet Bainimarama says today, Fijians join the world in waving His Royal Highness one final goodbye.
Bainimarama says he will never forget the stories his parents told him of Prince Philips visit to Fiji in 1953 and his warm embrace of our islands in the years that followed.
Prince Philip had been by the monarch’s side throughout her 69-year reign, the longest in British history.
I will never forget the stories my parents told me of Prince Philip’s visit to Fiji in 1953 and his warm embrace of our islands in the years that followed.
— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) April 9, 2021