- Prince Phillip, the husband of British monarch Queen Elizabeth, has passed away
- Tributes have been pouring in for the Duke of Edinburgh since the news came public
- YEN.com.gh brings photos from Prince Philip's first visit to Ghana in 1961
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Prince Philip, the husband of British monarch Queen Elizabeth, has passed away at the age of 99 years.
Prince Philip who was the Duke of Edinburgh passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021. According to an official statement from the Royal Family, Prince Phillip passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle.
News of Prince Philip's passing has stirred reactions from people around the sharing reactions and Ghana has not been different.
Just like his wife and the entire British monarchy, Prince Philip has had an association with Ghana and there have been a number of tributes for him.
Amid the many tributes on Ghanaian social media, photos of Prince Phillip and his wife's first visit to Ghana.
Prince Philip and his wife visited Ghana for the first time in 1961 when Ghana had only been independent for four years.
The visit proved to be a success with many special moments including a visit to Kumasi to see the Asantehene at the time Otumfuo Osei Agyemang Prempeh II.
The visit to the Asantehene was climaxed with a grand durbar at the Kumasi Sports Stadium (now Baba Yara Stadium)
It is photos from the grand durbar held for Prince Phillip and Queen Elizabeth in Kumasi that have caught attention on social media.
The photos show the Asantehene welcoming Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip to the durbar. While the queen was dressed in white, Prince Phillip was in military regalia.
The royal couple was ushered into the durbar grounds in style while in the company of Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
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Prince Phillip's visit in 1961 was followed up with two more visits to Ghana in 1999 when he came on an official visit with his wife, and in 2008 when he presided over the 30th triennial conference of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL)in Accra.
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