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Fiji rugby stars respectfully kneel before Princess Anne prior to Scotland clash

FIJI’S rugby players kneeled in respect before Britain’s Princess Anne prior to their Autumn Nations Series clash with Scotland at Twickenham.

As the British royal was introduced to each of the players’ they knelt down and clapped three times out of respect for the Brit.

As each player shook hands they exchanged a few words with Princess Anne, who smiled throughout the ceremony.

Clapping three times is traditionally performed during a Fijian Kava ceremony, signifying the bringing together of two families. 

After drinking the Kava root drink it is customary to clap three times and say “mathe”.

Reacting to the Fijians mark of respect, one fan wrote: “HRH Princess Anne looks like a gentle lady…Great respect shown by Fiji players.”

A second said: “I am in no way a Royalist, in fact im very much against the establishment however ive always thought Princess Anne was quite impressive and watching her meet the Fijian rugby team just now she was impeccable and looked so interested.”

“Absolutely loving the respect @fijirugby are showing Princess Anne,” commented a third.

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