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Asantehene and wife to attend Coronation of King Charles lll

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The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II,  will attend the Coronation of King Charles III and the Queen Consort in London on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

The Asantehene’s attendance is at the invitation of the Royal House and will be accompanied by his wife Lady Julia.

A statement signed by Mr Kofi Badu, the Chief of Staff at the Manhyia Palace said;

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and Lady Julia would join monarchs and global leaders from across the globe, who would assemble at Westminster Abbey for what was expected to be a feast of pageantry marking the first coronation in over 70 years.

It said before the coronation, the Asantehene and Lady Julia would be received by King Charles in a private audience at Buckingham Palace on May 4, 2023.

The statement said they would also attend the King’s official reception for overseas guests on May 5, 2023.

When King Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died in September at her rural Balmoral home, he ascended to the throne immediately.

He was formally proclaimed Britain’s new monarch in the days that followed, and his coronation is finally here, after months of meticulous planning.

Charles III, who has been heir to the throne for 70 years, will be officially crowned on May 6 in a magnificent and deeply religious ceremony.

The presence of Otumfuo Asantehene and Lady Julia at this historic event demonstrates Ghana and the United Kingdom’s close relationship and mutual respect.

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