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Queen visits university's special exhibition on Fiji

The centrepiece is a newly-commissioned traditional Fijian double-hulled sailing canoe. Credit: ITV Anglia.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are due to arrive in Norwich later to visit The University of East Anglia.

They are attending the Sainsbury Centre's exhibition about the cultural history of Fiji and will meet with both students and staff.

The Queen’s expressed an interest in Fiji ever since her first visit to the country in 1953. Credit: The Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand

"It is a huge privilege to welcome The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. I am sure they will enjoy this extraordinary show."

– Prof Paul Greenhalgh, Director of the Sainsbury Centre
'Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific' was opened by the President of Fiji Credit: ITV Anglia.

This will be The Queen's third visit to campus and the eighth by a member of The Royal Family.

The Royal Family has a long association with this university, dating back to The Queen's first visit in 1968, and I am sure our staff, students and visitors will give The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh a wonderfully warm reception.

The Sainsbury Centre is a cultural jewel in the crown for both UEA and the city of Norwich. It is a great personal honour for me to introduce The Queen to this fascinating exhibition.

– Prof David Richardson, UEA Vice-Chancellor

'Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific' was opened by the President of Fiji, Jioji Konousi Konrote, in October. Guests at the launch event included Sir David Attenborough and Lord Sainsbury.

The exhibition the Queen is visiting. Credit: ITV Anglia.

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