HM Kabaka (King) Mutebi II Ronald Muwenda of Buganda kingdom, Uganda marked his 28th coronation anniversary at a small ceremony at Buddo Palace grounds on 31st July 2021. The small Covid19 protocal regulated ceremony was attended by a few guests and family. The public gathered along the road to Buddo to catch a glimpse of their beloved King as he travelled to Buddo palace.
Kabaka Mutebi II was named Heir in his fathers will after his death in 1969 while in UK. He was the son of late Kabaka Sir Mutesa II who also served as the first President of Uganda and Lady Sarah Kisosonkole. Installation rights were done in 1971 during his father’s funeral in Uganda.Unlike modern monarchies, the first son can never ascend the throne but becomes head of the family. However since the traditional monarchies had been abolished by the then Milton Obote and Idi Amin Governments, he was officially Crowned in 1993 after the Restoration of Ugandan traditional Monarchies.
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The awaited Coronation was held at Naggalabi Buddo Coronation Site located at Buddo Hill. The royal site which has existed since the 14th Century is used for the traditional rites for the ascension to the throne. Clad in the bark cloth and leopard skin, a crown was placed on his head making him the 36th King of Buganda. At the time unmarried, he was crowned alongside his sister Princess Nnalinya Omumbejja Catherine Agnes Nabaloga who was installed as the Lubuga (Co-heiress to the throne). After the Traditional crowning he was also crowned by the Bishop of Namirembe, Anglican church of Uganda who placed a Gold red crown on his head.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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Kabaka Mutebi II of Buganda marks his coronation anniversary every 31st July of every year.
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