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The Royal Trip to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - June 29 Part I

June 29, 2016 -- It is the 80th Anniversary of the Nativity of His Majesty King Kigeli V of Rwanda.  His Majesty's first engagement of the day was The National Liberal Club, which is part of the historic Whitehall Palace.  An architectural temple was dedicated to His Majesty; the only other African to enjoy this decoration was His Majesty's friend, H.E. Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa.  As an aside, amongst his many honours, Dr. Mandela received the Order of the Crown of Rwanda at the rank of Grand Cross in 1999.

His Majesty receives counsel prior to the beginning of the award ceremony.

After the cutting of the ribbon officially proclaiming the King Kigeli V Temple, the word Temple serving as an architectural term rather than in a religious context, His Majesty is seated inside his newly-ordained monument amid his advisers.

 After the outdoor ceremonies, including a display of falconry, His Majesty followed a bagpiper and guard of honor procession into a luncheon at the Club.

After the luncheon, His Majesty officially unveiled the Club's portrait of The Hon. Maurice Robson, Chairman of the The National Liberal Club.  The Hon. Maurice Robson holds two of His Majesty's Orders.

Fraternal relations were confirmed with the Royal House of Bagrationi-Gruzinski in the late afternoon.


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