Joji Ma­rau, Queen and The Duke

Fiji Sun - - Election Countdown 2018 - Feed­back: maraia.vula@fi­ by Maraia Vula

So what did Joji Ma­rau and Queen El­iz­a­beth talk about? Yes­ter­day we pic­tured Mr Ma­rau and Queen El­iz­a­beth on Page 1 dur­ing her 90th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions at Wind­sor Cas­tle in Eng­land. Here’s what hap­pened from the man him­self:

“Ac­tu­ally I greeted her with ‘Your Majesty the Queen, good af­ter­noon’. “She asked me whether I am en­joy­ing the Pageant and I replied, ‘Very much, Your Majesty’. In fact, I didn’t want to say any­thing more than re­ply­ing to her. “The Duke of Ed­in­burgh Prince Philip when we went down on our knees and up he jok­ingly said ‘You’ll get fit af­ter all this’. “When An­drew shook hand with us I didn’t know that it was him be­cause he joked with us and I thought he was one of those or­di­nary guys.” Mr Ma­rau is the head of the School of Me­chan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing at Fiji Na­tional Univer­sity. He de­signed and built the tra­di­tional iTaukei drua (dou­ble-hulled ca­noe) that was used in the cel­e­bra­tions by the Repub­lic of Fiji Mil­i­tary Forces.

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