Tons of collect in Uganda to honor queen at memorial service
KAMPALA, Uganda — Tons of of Ugandans attended a memorial service in honor of Queen Elizabeth II, a somber ceremony that underscored affection for the departed British monarch on this East African nation.
Audio system within the Anglican cathedral within the Ugandan capital on Thursday included Overseas Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo, who paid tribute to the queen as an “endearing” chief.
“She wasn’t the queen of England alone,” she mentioned. “She was the queen of all of us within the Commonwealth.”
The Rev. Jonathan Kisawuzi, the cathedral’s dean, spoke of the queen’s “religion, braveness and route” in her 70-year reign. “We’ll keep in mind her all the time,” he mentioned.
Uganda is likely one of the 56 member states of the Commonwealth, a gaggle of principally former British colonies that now consists of others, corresponding to Rwanda, that weren’t a part of the British Empire.