Asante Kingdom mourns Queen Elizabeth II

The Chief of Staff of Manhyia Palace has written to the British High Commissioner to commiserate with the United Kingdom on the passing of its longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.

The 96-year-old monarch passed to eternity at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Thursday, September 8.

Her funeral is scheduled to be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.

In the letter from the Manhyia Palace, Chief of Staff Kofi Badu conveyed the deepest condolences of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, to High Commissioner Harriet Thompson.

It noted how the late queen dedicated herself to become a source of hope and inspiration in “the darkest of times”.

“Through seven long decades, in an epoch of the most traumatic challenges and awesome opportunities, she has worn the crown of sovereign with matchless dignity, unfailing grace, integrity and fortitude,” the letter noted.

It further observed that the transformation of the British Empire from imperial discord to the Commonwealth of free nations is evidence of the good works of Queen Elizabeth II.

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“The Asante Kingdom has been particularly conscious of the fact that it was  during her reign that the scars of past history were finally overlaid by a new relationship based upon mutual respect and friendship,” the letter pointed out, adding that three Kings of Asante were received by the queen while she also made sure she visited Kumasi with other members of the Royal family on every occasion she was in Ghana.

“In concert with the rest of Ghana and the millions across the Commonwealth of nations, the Asante Kingdom mourns with the Royal family over the loss of this impregnable fortress.”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana



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