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The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II has been laid to rest in a low key ceremony alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh.


Queen’s funeral, African funeral – its lesson

The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II has been laid to rest in a low key ceremony alongside her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh at the King George VI memorial chapel, United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin was lowered into the royal vault in St George’s Chapel, on the grounds of Windsor Castle signifying the end of the one day state funeral service in honour of the Queen who lived between 1926-2022.

World leaders including the president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, the King of Jordan, Kenya’s president, Zimbabwe, and Nigeria’s Vice President witnessed the funeral of the late Queen of England.

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However, reactions have continued to trail the state funeral of the late Queen which many Nigerians considered the right way to lay the deceased to rest.

Some signs of this event as compared to that of Nigeria and other African countries is that there were no canopies stationed anywhere whether for the world leaders or dignitaries from around the world.

Also, children were not seen around during the procession and no one was seen crying or partying as done in Nigeria and other parts of the world rather a solemn way of mourning for a deceased.

As rich as the royal family whose wealth, legacies, and influence cannot be estimated by anyone, there was no music displayed, no souvenirs shared with guests at the event, and no money spread as done in this part of the world especially when the loved one is aged like the late Queen.

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Although all customs and traditions of the British were observed during the one week funeral service, it was in a dignified way and honour of the Queen.

While Joe Biden of the United States arrived at the event with the “BEAST”, flown to London from the U S, African leaders were meant to bus a bus with Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Nnangagwa as the driver, a situation considered to be slavery in nature by Africans. Emmanuel Tambari Monday.

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