An anthropologist predicts that the Tanna tribe of the South Pacific, who formerly revered Prince Philip as a living god, may soon begin to adore King Charles III.
The Tanna tribe, which inhabits the tiny island of Tanna in Vanuatu, has previously drawn attention for its devotion of the royal family in television programs, notably Karl Pilkington’s visit to the tribe in An Idiot Abroad.
Although they are thought to have been worshiping him since the 1950s or 1960s, the Tanna tribe believed that the late Prince Philip was sent to them from their spiritual forefathers during a visit back in 1974.
Since his early 1970s visit, people have prayed that he will one day return and bring wealth and riches to the community and its residents.
It’s interesting to note that the Tanna tribe thought Prince Philip was a member of their tribe rather than being English.
According to Mr. Kirk Huffman, an anthropologist who is familiar with the tribe and what is known as the “Prince Philip Movement,” the explanation for his light skin is that he rolled on a coral reef, which tore off his dark skin and left him white.
The island’s residents responded to the news of Prince Phillip’s death last year with dancing and ritualistic sobbing with the passing of a ceremonial drink, before turning towards a new leader.