Vuiyale grateful to be part of Royal pallbearers during the Queen’s funeral procession

Vuiyale grateful to be part of Royal pallbearers during the Queen’s funeral procession

By Marika Rasekaseka , Navitalai Naivalurua
Monday 12/09/2022
[Photo: The Guardian]

Peni Vuiyale, the Fijian member of the Royal Company of Archers who was part of the Royal pallbearers during the Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession says he saw his parents’ face when he was doing his duty as a pallbearer.

Vuiyale hails from Mualekaleka Village in Rewa, and is a member of the Royal Company of Archers, the Monarchs regiment in Edinburgh.

He says he was so happy that he had played a part in the Royal funeral procession and he was thinking of Fiji, his vanua and his family.

The Marama Bale “Na Roko Tui Dreketi” Ro Teimumu Kepa, on her Facebook account, acknowledged the young Fijian man for making Fiji proud.

She says the young Fijian lad may have not been fully aware of how Fiji cherished the late monarch but scenes of him performing gave closure to many Fijians watching back home.

Ro Teimumu says Fiji is proud and she is more than proud to see a Rewan doing duty to her sovereign Queen.

She hopes to see more Fijian men and women serving in The British Army participate in her grand farewell.

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