Graced By Royalty
Many senior members of the British royal family have attended state functions held at GPH in their honor from the earliest days. Edward, Prince of Wales (later to become King Edward V111) visited in 1920, whilst his younger brother Prince Albert and his wife (the Duke and Duchess of York, later becoming King George V1 and the much beloved Queen Mother) were here in 1927.
A Majestic Memory
In 1970 Prince Charles attended a state dinner to celebrate Fiji’s Independence. Our most famous visitor is without a doubt Queen Elizabeth 11. First visiting with Prince Phillip shortly after her coronation in December 1953, the young Queen attended a State Ball in the hotel and photographs of her greeting the people of Fiji from our heritage balcony were beamed around the world.