Joji Marau, Queen and The Duke
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.