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In celebration of the Diamond Jubilee: Queen Elizabeth II remarkable visits to Ghana

By NDC Women Organiser UK & Ireland
By NDC Women Organiser UK & Ireland

5/30/2012 10:58:01 PM -

Eight years after been crowned Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen undertook a remarkable tour of Ghana, a former British colony and the first country south of the Sahara to achieve independence. As the queen celebrates her Diamond jubilee , we the people of Ghana celebrate the momentous occasion and the on-going bonds that tie the two countries together.

"I am not a film star," said the Queen of England to Prime Minister Harold Macmillan the. "I am the head of the Commonwealth—and I am paid to face any risks that may be involved. Nor do I say this lightly. Do not forget that I have three children."

Thus Queen Elizabeth II agreed with Macmillan when he conveyed to her his Cabinet's advice that she should carry out her royal visit to Ghana, despite the spate of bombing incidents in Accra protesting the rule of Kwame Nkrumah.

Remembering the year 1961, when the Queen spent 11 days touring the country from 9–20 November 1961, The Head of the British Monarch attended many staged events and did original walkabouts, meeting organised groups of women, children and people from all walks of life. The Queen has made women proud all the world over. We wish Queen Elizabeth 11 all the best during the celebrations of her Diamond Jubilee. Below are some memorial pictures of the Queen's visit to Ghana in 1961.


GHANA. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Ghana. Dancing with Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah. 1961.

Ghana. Accra .Poster of Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister, Kwame NKRUMAH (GHA) on the British Monarch''s state visit to Ghana. 1961.

GHANA. Accra. The Ashanti King, Nana Osei Tutu Agyeman Prempeh II, being led by procession during state visit by Queen Elizabeth II. 1961.

GHANA. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Ghana. 1961.

GHANA. Accra. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Ghana. 1961.

GHANA. Accra. Ghanaians celebrate state visit by Queen Elizabeth II. 1961

GHANA. Accra. Ghanaians celebrate state visit by Queen Elizabeth II. 1961.

GHANA. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Ghana. 1961.

GHANA. Accra. Queen Elizabeth II on a state visit to Ghana. 1961.

GHANA. Ghanaian musicians and dancers celebrate during a state visit by Queen Elizabeth II. 1961.
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This tells a story of the mutual relationship between the two countries which is going strong


His Excellency, President J.E.A Mills (third from left) in a meeting with US President Barack Obama and other G8 Summit.

The relationship still continues today with our remarkable President of Ghana, His Excellency, President John Evans Atta Mills.