The state funeral of the Queen Elizabeth II is slated for Monday, the 19th of September at Westminster Abbey and host of world leaders and presidents have been arriving.
The 8th of September 2022 marked the tragic loss of one of the world’s most iconic and beloved figures. Ever since Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, the world has been mourning her.
The Queen has been laid at Westminster Abbey as presidents from all across the world have come to pay their last respect. After which the Queen would be transported from London to Windsor Castle to be laid to rest in a private ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle and the funeral will be televised.
Prior to the Queen’s burial, about 500 world leaders, and among them were African presidents have arrived to pay their last respect.
Out of 54, Africa is well represented at the queen’s funeral with over 20 African presidents, monarchs and delegates. See African Presidents who attended the queen’s funeral;
Some African dignitaries at the queen’s funeral on Monday;
#1 Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa
#2 Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana
#3 Paul Kagame of Rwanda
#4 Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania
#5 Kenya’s new helmsman William Ruto
#6 Joseph Ngute, Prime minister of Cameroon
#7 Pravind Jugnaut, Prime minister of Cameroon
#8 Letsie III, the king of the southern African nation Lesotho
#9 Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon
#10 Macky Sall of Senegal
#11 Azali Assoumani of Comoros
#12 The ruler of Ashanti, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II
#13 The Ivorian delegation led by secretary general of the presidency; Abdourahmane Cissé,
#14 Nuno Gomes Nabiam, Prime minister of Guinea Bissau
#15 Vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo of Nigeria