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RFMF Band Ready To Wow Queen Elizabeth II

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) band will depart for London on May 4 to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebration. RFMF chief-of-staff Colonel Litea Seruiratu said the
25 Apr 2016 11:39
RFMF Band Ready To Wow Queen Elizabeth II
British monarch Queen Elizabeth II with some of her grandchildren and great grandchildren (from left), grandson James, 8, granddaughter Louise 12, great-granddaughter Mia Tindall, 2, (holding purse), great-granddaughter Charlotte, 11 months, (sitting on queen’s lap), great-granddaughter Savannah, 5, great-grandson George, 2, and great-granddaughter Isla 3. Photo: AP

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) band will depart for London on May 4 to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebration.

RFMF chief-of-staff Colonel Litea Seruiratu said the band would be under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Serevi Vananalagi.

She said the band would have few rehearsals before departing for London.

The RFMF band has been invited to be part of entertainment including performers from Oman, Chile, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Azerbaijan and the United Kingdom.

According to Reuters, Queen Elizabeth II’s real birthday is neither in June nor October but in April.

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary of the House of Windsor was born on April 21, 1926. In 1952, on the death of her father, King George VI, Elizabeth succeeded to the throne and today she is best known as Queen Elizabeth II.

She has become the longest-reigning British monarch, edging past the 63 years and 216 days that her great-great-grandmother Victoria reigned.

Fiji and Great Britain’s relations date back to the colonial days where we were governed by the monarchy until independence in 1970.

The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations, which will take place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle, she will celebrate her love of horses and deep involvement with the Armed Forces.

Edited by Filipe Naigulevu

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