Just when the Queen thought she’d seen it all…
The 90-year-old British monarch was left rather baffled when she came face-to-face with a club-wielding Fijian just moments after stepping out of her car.
Dressed in a bold cerise pink cashmere coat and hat by Angela Kelly, the Queen was the guest of honour at the exhibition Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific at University of East Anglia, Norwich - and the bare-chested warriors in skirts from the South Pacific islands were honouring her arrival!
Fiji’s High Commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, performed a traditional bula welcome, kneeling down on one knee and clapping his hand three times.
He said: ‘It’s a sign of respect for the Royal Family only.’
She then viewed a traditional sailing canoe built for her 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor and mementos from her visits to the South Pacific Commonwealth nation.
At one point she was shown film footage of herself attending a ceremony beside a traditional canoe during her first visit as Queen in 1953.
The exhibition opening marks the Queen’s first public engagement of 2017.