President Akufo-Addo to attend funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

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President Akufo-Addo to attend funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced his intention to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, a week clear of the funeral date, Monday, September 19, 2022.

The president had on September 12, four days after the death was reported visited the British High Commission in Accra to sign a condolence book when he first spoke about his intention.

“I intend to go to London for the funeral, I don’t know whether you have anything particular to tell me about that?” he asked High Commissioner Harriet Thompson.

To which she responded: “The invitations have been sent, s they will be with your High Commission in London. They were sent over the weekend and we’ll make sure the arrangement works smoothly between your team there and our team here.”

After signing the condolence book, President Akufo-Addo also sent his well wishes to the new monarch, King Charles III.

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King Charles III, King of England

“Let me take the opportunity to also wish the King the best of luck with his tenure. He has been here with us a few occasions, he is a good friend and I am confident that he will do a very good job in her succession,” he stressed.

The state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II is scheduled for tomorrow Monday, September 19, 2022, and will host world leaders, including leaders of countries and royals are expected to attend.

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The late Queen Elizabeth II

According to reuters.com, the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is one of three leaders from the African Continent who will be attending the state funeral.

Also read: Queen Elizabeth II has died at age 96

The other leaders from Africa include the President of South Africa and that of Gabon.

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was reported to have been officially invited to the state funeral of the late queen, but his name is missing from the list of royals expected to attend.

Source: Ghanaweb

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