April 24, 2024

A multi-colored fringed parasol was held over the Ghanaian monarch’s head as the encounter occurred, with the cover denoting the visiting king’s seniority.

The King also met the Asantehene in November 2018 when the Asantehene and Lady Julia welcomed Charles and Camilla to Manhiya Palace in Kumasi, Ghana.

During their visit, they witnessed the Akwasidae, a cultural festival celebrating the Ashanti Kingdom.

The Asantehene has a long-standing relationship with the British Monarchy, having met the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2000; and Charles in Glasgow, where they both received honorary degrees.

King Charles looked dapper in a navy blue suit with a blue patterned tie and black polished shoes.

He also received the leader of the Achuar Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Uyunkar Domingo Peas, who was dressed in traditional costume. They greeted each other with a handshake and then a warm hug.

Charles was given a feathered crown in recognition of his ‘commitment to protecting the rainforest and restoring harmony between humanity and nature’, Buckingham Palace said.

Uyunkar Domingo Peas met the King at an environmental reception at the Palace in February when he presented Charles with a necklace made from seeds to symbolize an alliance between the monarch and indigenous people.

The King also welcomed Governor General of Canada Mary Simon, who is Inuk, making her the first Indigenous person to hold the office.

He also greeted Canadian indigenous leaders, Chief Roseanne Archibald, Natan Obed and Cassidy Caron.

The Asantehene has a long-standing relationship with the British Monarchy, having met the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2000. Pictured: The Asantehene greeting the King at the Palace

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The Asantehene has a long-standing relationship with the British Monarchy, having met the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 2000. Pictured: The Asantehene greeting the King at the Palace

He also recieved leader of the Achuar Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Uyunkar Domingo Peas

He also received leader of the Achuar Nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Uyunkar Domin*go Peas

The King of The Ashanti's, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (the Asantehene) (right) and Lady Julia Osei Tutu (left) are in the UK for the Coronation this weekend

The King of The Ashanti, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II (the Asantehene) (right), and Lady Julia Osei Tutu (left) are in the UK for the Coronation this weekend

The Palace said: ‘His Majesty has had a long-standing relationship with Canada’s indigenous people and this meeting is an example of the King continuing that journey of listening and deepening his understanding.’

Some 100 heads of state are preparing to descend on London for the King and Queen Consort’s historic coronation on Saturday, with international representatives from 203 countries due to attend.

French President Emmanuel Macron, Germany and Italy’s ceremonial presidents Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Sergio Mattarella, and Pakistan’s prime minister Shehbaz Sharif will be among those in Westminster Abbey.

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