African Royals and Queen Elizabeth ii of UK

Queen Elizabeth III of UK is the longest reigning monarch in the world. She has been on the throne for 69 years since 1953. The Queen actually ascended on the throne on the African soil during her trip in Kenya after receiving news of her fathers death King George VI.

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The Queen has had various trips within the African continent, maintaining close relations with former colonies which most are part of the commonwealth. She has also met various African royals both reigning and traditional. Below is a list

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Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, born a Prince of abaThembu met Queen Elizabeth II many times. They were close friends.

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King Hassan III of Morocco and Queen Elizabeth II of UK during her state visit to the Kingdom of Morocco in 1980. It has been termed the worst tour of the Queen.

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King Mswati III of Eswatini and HRH 3rd Queen Inkhosikati laMbikiza welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II during her Diamond Jubilee sovereigns dinner in 2012.

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Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and Queen Elizabeth II of UK in 1965 during her tour of Ethiopia

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Asantehene (Emperor) Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of Ashanti empire, Ghana chats with Queen Elizabeth II of UK during his visit at Buckingham Palace.

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King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu of Zulu kingdom, South Africa gifts Queen Elizabeth II of UK a replica cup gifted to King Cetshwayo Zulu by Queen Victoria of UK in 1882 during her tour of South Africa in 1999

King Mswati III of Eswatini and HRH 2nd Queen Inkhosikati laMotsa at Buckingham Palace 1999.

Kings and Emirs of Nigeria with Queen Elizabeth II of UK in 2003.

Queen Elizabeth II greets King or Oba of Lagos, Nigeria in 1956 as he welcomes her to Nigeria for her state visit.

King or Deji Oba Adesida of Akure kingdom, Nigeria and one of his many wives greet Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.

King or Oba of Benin kingdom, Nigeria greets Queen Elizabeth II in 1956.

King of Obi of Onitsha kingdom, Nigeria greets Queen Elizabeth II of UK and her husband Prince Philip in 1956.

Sultan Mohamoud Ali shire of Warsangeli clan or sultanate of Somalia is decorated by Queen Elizabeth II of UK with member of the most excellent order of the British empire in 1954 during her tour of Somalia

HM King Idris I of Libya with HM Queen Elizabeth II of UK and her husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh during their visit to Libya in 1954
HRH Erelu Kuti IV Abiola Dosunmu, Queen mother of Lagos, Nigeria and HRH Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh, UK
HM King (Omukama) Oyo Rukidi IV of Tooro Kingdom, Uganda and Queen mother Best Kemigisa Olimi with HM Queen Elizabeth II of UK and her husband Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh
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