Antigua and Barbuda was represented by their Excellencies Sir Rodney Williams, and Lady Williams at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations recently held in London. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR WHATSAPP GROUP.
Their Excellencies joined other fellow Heads of State from the Caribbean and dignitaries from the Commonwealth for a number of events which included
a Church service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
A highlight of the service at St Paul’s Cathedral was a rendition by young people from countries where the Queen is Head of State.
Sir Rodney had been honored with an engraved plate on his seat, and a personal banner in the Chapel of the Order in St Paul’s Cathedral. He is a senior member of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.
Other events attended were the BBC Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant and several official receptions.
Their Excellencies were presented with the opportunity to meet and interact with members of the Royal family and diplomats from across the world — and to commence discussions regarding future projects of benefit to Antigua and Barbuda .
Their Excellencies will also be attending several other activities while in the UK, inclusive of an investiture ceremony for the Order of St.John and official reception in Cardiff; attendance at the Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle; meeting with the West India Committee of which he is a Board Member ; and meetings with Art Gallery and Museum owners and representatives with respect to Government House related projects.
Sir Rodney and Lady Williams will also be hosting the Platinum Edition of the Wings of Charity on June 17th to raise funds for select charities in Antigua and Barbuda under their patronage
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no apology for slavery or offer to pay reparations then? what planet are these people on?
I have no idea why many Antiguans are still subservient to these thieves and former slave owners.
And by the way, what many people don’t know is that the UK’S monarchy has made themselves exempt from returning any African artefacts that they had stolen in the past; whereas other countries with stolen artefacts are making arrangements to return them.
REMEMBER, MY FELLOW ANTIGUANS, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER …
@Brixtonian, Africa still has an estimated 9.2 million slaves including children. There is still genocide happening in some of the African countries. It could, therefore, be argued that perhaps it is safer for the artifacts to remain in a museum in the UK. The UK has apologized for slavery. China amongst others also still has slavery (3.40 million) of its’ own people; some of which do the menial work here and nothing is said about it…hypocrisy at the least… Other than getting a whole island and spending millions in this island every year, it is very, very unlikely that reparations in the form of cash will be paid to anyone. Perhaps it would make more sense to participate in an act of humanity and go to Africa and protest the current slavery abominations in that country.
Apologise for what. The British were slaves to the Romans for 4 century’s in there own land !
Who cares about Elizabeth and her platinum jubilee?
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