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Otumfuo Won’t Attend Funeral Of Queen Elizabeth

Ashanti King Asantehene Otumfuo Tutu II (C) sits on his throne, surrounded by his entourage during the traditional Ghanaian Durbar celebration in Amsterdam, 22 June 2002. The king, who is on week-long visit to the Netherlands, was received by the Ghanaian community in the Dutch capital. (Photo by ROBIN UTRECHT / ANP / AFP)

His Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asante Monarch, will not attend the events marking the funeral ceremony of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

This was communicated officially to King Charles III’s household and the Commonwealth and Development Office in a letter sighted by Opemsuo radio.

The letter noted that His Majesty cannot attend the events.

This was in response to a personal invitation extended to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II by the new British Monarch to attend the events marking the funeral ceremony of the late Queen which will take place today, September 19, 2022.

The invitation also went out to the wife of Asantehene, Lady Julia Osei Tutu.

By the invitation, Otumfuo was to attend the Queen’s Lying-In-State, the King’s Reception, the State Funeral Services and the Foreign Secretary’s Reception.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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