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Queen Elizabeth II receiving massive gold from Ghanaian chiefs in 1961 (Video)

Following the announcement of the dəath of England’s Queen, Elizabeth II, yesterday, there has been a sequence of flashbacks.

Some ancient tapes from the late Queen Elizabeth’s historic visit to Ghana have surfaced, enlightening many Ghanaians about what happened in the past.

When the Queen of England, her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, and their children visited Cape Coast in 1961, some chiefs at Cape Coast (where Fante is spoken) lined up in turns to gift bars of gold to the Queen of England, her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, and their children back in Britain.

The viral video was published by British Pathe cinema and was released on YouTube on April 13, 2014.

The chiefs and people of Fantes planned a beautiful durbar to welcome the Queen and her husband to the former capital of the Gold Coast, as seen in the video.

The Fante leaders presented the British monarchy with a solid gold miniature palanquin, which was characterized as the main gift.

The Duke of Edinburgh was presented with a superbly carved solid gold linguist’s staff. Queen Elizabeth II was presented with a small gold sword.

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