The group, based mostly in villages on the island of Tanna within the former Anglo-French colony, revered the Duke of Edinburgh and believed him to be a reincarnation of an historical warrior who left the island to battle a struggle. The closely religious group in Yaohnanen and surrounding villages felt the chief of the fighters would return to the islands with a wealthy white spouse.
The 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck close to the Island, which is a part of the distant island nation of Vanuatu occurred at 3:15 pm native time.
The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 96 km close to Isangel, Tafea Province.
Kirk Huffman, an authority on what is named the Prince Philip Motion on the Island, instructed the Every day Telegraph: “I think about there might be some ritual wailing, some particular dances.
“There might be a deal with the lads ingesting kava (an infusion constituted of the foundation of a pepper plant) – it’s the key to opening the door to the intangible world.
“On Tanna it isn’t drunk as a method of getting drunk. It connects the fabric world with the non-material world.”
He added the islanders might proceed their beliefs with Prince Charles, who most just lately visited Vanuatu in 2018.
There, the Prince of Wales met Jimmy Joseph, from the village of Yaohnanen, throughout a tour of the nation, previously often called the New Hebrides.
The prince warmly shook Mr Joseph’s hand as he was introduced with a present.
Mr Joseph stated: “I gave him a strolling stick for his father made by the arms of the Prince Philip Motion.
“I instructed him lots of people within the motion have now died however there are some nonetheless dwelling.
“The prince stated he would ship the message personally.”
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