The death of Queen Elizabeth II continues to dominate new reportage of major news outlets and Ghana has not been left out.
Tributes continue to pour in for the Queen as many who have fond memories share with grieve and admiration of a life well lived.
Former President John Agyekum Kuffuor has shared an unforgettable memory he had at the Balmoral Castle during his visit.
The former President who was speaking on Angel FM/TV’s morning show Anopa Bofo recounted some fond memories some 15 years ago during his visit to the United Kingdom.
“I had several encounters with her [Queen Elizabeth II] one that I would recall most is that of 2007 when he invited me on a state visit to her Buckingham Palace. So, while going, I went along with some delegation where we spend 3 days at the palace.
“She introduced me to her husband and the entirety of the palace and organized a big dinner for us at the palace on her second and third floor of the building.”
Paying glorious tribute for Queen Elizabeth humility and affable nature, the Former president recounted one gesture that surprised him.
He said the queen handed him her plates and other wares to dine in, which overwhelmed him as he did not expect it.
“After the dinning, she accommodated us [me and my wife] to a very big bedroom on the second floor of the palace just behind one of her swimming pools.
“She later asked us to join her at the swimming pool is we wished to. So, her husband Prince Charles was supposed lead us to the pool since the Queen and my wife has already taken the lead.
“She, I was ready and carried my big Kente clothing along, so when he left my bedroom, we were supposed to go with the lift but unfortunately midway the lift got stuck until he shouted and called for help before we were rescued,” the former president said amid laughter.
Former President Kuffuor described the late Queen as a great person whose humility was unmatched despite the high office she held while alive.
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th 2022 at her royal castle in Balmoral, Scotland.
Her eldest son, Prince Charles, has taken over as King Charles III.
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