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18/07/2013 13:14 BST | Updated 18/07/2013 13:21 BST

Fijian Soldier Sits Down In Front Of The Queen (PICTURES)

A Fijian soldier confused a crowd cheering The Queen when he suddenly sat down after speaking with her.

Many in the crowd believed the man had collapsed from heat exhaustion during the royal tour of Kendal, Cumbria.

Her Majesty was untroubled however as Sgt Rusiate Bolavucu, 32, explained: “It is a traditional and cultural thing for people from Fiji to do when they meet a head of state. It is a way of showing respect."

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