Queen Of Kenya

“When the royal couple stepped off into the hot sunshine of Nairobi, no one knew then that the girl who had arrived here as Princess Elizabeth would leave five days later as queen”

Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, , whose broadly popular seven-decade reign survived tectonic shifts in her country’s post-imperial society and weathered successive challenges, died on Thursday (08.09.2022) at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, aged 96.

Queen Elizabeth II

The royal family announced her death online, saying she had died peacefully without specifying a cause. Her death elevated her eldest son, Charles, to the throne as King Charles III who described the death of the ‘Queen of Kenya’ as a “moment of great sadness” for him and his family and a loss that would be “deeply felt” around the world.
Queen Elizabeth II was Queen of Kenya from 1963 to 1964, when Kenya was an independent sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy. The story of the day and hour of Elizabeth’s accession to the throne has been told many times, but it remains a captivating tale. It is history with echoes of Arthurian romance. On the morning of her father’s death in 6 February 1952, 25-year-old Elizabeth was perched in a treehouse in Kenya from which she’d watched a herd of elephants led by matriarchs come to a watering hole she became queen.

She had arrived in Nairobi on 1 February and had been staying at Sagana Lodge, near Mount Kenya. After the news of her accession, she returned immediately to the United Kingdom. The Mombasa tusks, which compose a monument on Moi Avenue in Mombasa, were initially built to commemorate the Queen’s 1952 visit.

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This did not end her quest to visit Kenya, as after Kenya became a republic, She undertook a state visit to Kenya 10–14 November 1983, as the guest of President Daniel Arap Moi. As the world mourns we mourn together.

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