According to the Asante Nation, Opemsuo FM claimed that a document it saw showed that the Asantehene had told His Majesty King Charles III of Britain that he would not be attending the funeral of his mother.
It further stated that on September 15, 2022, a formal communication regarding Otumfuo’s absence had been forwarded to the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office of His Majesty.
“His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Asantehene, would be unable to participate in the activities commemorating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral.
Parts of a tweet provided by Ashanti Nation stated, “Official communication addressed to His Majesty’s Household and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on September 15, 2022.”
According to reuters.com, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II’s name was previously reported by GhanaWeb to be absent from a list of royals slated to attend the funeral.
Richard Palmer, a royal reporter, has reported that King Charles and the King of the Netherlands had phone conversations.
Below is a list of some royals who are expected to be attending the state funeral:
– Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan
– King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
– King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain
– King Philip and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
– Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary
– King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
– King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway
– King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
– Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah
– Jordan’s King Abdullah
– Crown Prince of Kuwait, Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah
– King of Lesotho, Letsie III
– Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein
– Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri
– Malaysian Sultan Abdullah of Pahang
– Prince of Monaco, Albert II
– Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay Hassan
– Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tariq al-Said
– Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani
– King of Tonga, Tupou VI