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PHOTOS: The four Johns of Ghana who met Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at age 96.

She died at Balmoral with members of the royal family by her bedside.

Queen Elizabeth is the longest serving Monarch in the history of the United Kingdom having ascended the throne in 1952 at age 25.

The Queen has met several world leaders since she ascended the throne.

We bring you the four John Presidents of Ghana who officially met with the Queen of England.

John Dramani Mahama

john mahama meets queen elizabeth

John Dramani Mahama met with the Queen in the Buckingham Palace in 2014 where they had an informal chat about Ghana which is a member of the Commonwealth. The then President John Dramani Mahama was in the company of his wife Lordina Mahama. John Dramani Mahama presented her with a copy of his book, ” My first Coup d’tat”.

John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills

atta mills meets queen elizabeth

Another Ghanaian President who met the now late Queen Elizabeth II is Atta Mills.

In 2009, the Queen welcomed the Ghanaian President into her palace. The visit was on the request of the Queen after Prof Atta Mills won the election to lead Ghana.

He used the opportunity to further strenghten the ties between both countries.

John Agyekum Kufour

John Agyekum Kufour

Another President of Ghana to have visited the Queen of England is John Agyekum Kufour. In 2007 The Queen hosted a State Banquet for visiting President of Ghana John Agyekum Kufuor, his wife, Theresa Kufuor at Buckingham Palace.

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Jerry John Rawlings

jerry john rawlings meets queen elizabeth

On her second visit to Ghana in 1999, the Queen was accompanied by her husband Prince Philip. They were welcomed by President Jerry Rawlings  at the airport as thousands cheered. During her visit, the Queen held talks with Rawlings, addressed Ghana’s parliament and attended a colourful Durbar, meeting of traditional tribal chiefs.

Source: MyNewsGh.com

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