Ghanaians In UK Display Culture As They Hold Their Own Funeral For Queen Elizabeth’s Husband Prince Philip | Video

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Ghanaian community in United Kingdom (UK) have celebrated the life of late Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth.

This rite was held by Ghanaians in Tottenham while Prince Philip‘s funeral was being held at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle Saturday on April 17, 2021.

The Tottenham Ghanaian community stood in and organised themselves to pay tribute to the late Prince Philip on behalf of the Asantehene, Nana Osei Tutu ii, President Nana Akufo-Addo, other high-profile figures, and the entire nation, as they were not all permitted to join the Royal Family.

The funeral was fully Ghanaian replete with Ghanaian dressing, music, and dance and even procedures for funerals in Ghana.

In a video, mourners were seen clad in black mourning outfits with the women mostly dressed in kaba and slit.

A group of drummers are seen dishing out tunes of kete and adowa from their fontomfrom and atumpan drums just like it is done in the Akan areas of the county.

For the most part of the funeral, messages were delivered in Twi and translated into English for the non-speakers. Addressing the gathering, one of the organisers indicated that they were holding the funeral because of Ghana’s long association with the UK.

According to him, but for the restrictions on social gatherings, their funeral for the late Duke of Edinburgh would have been held at the venue of the main ceremony.

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Prince Philip, the husband of British monarch Queen Elizabeth and the longest-serving royal consort in British history, died in Windsor Castle at the age of 99 on the morning of 9 April 2021, two months before his 100th birthday (Read More Here).