A Royal Welcome – Ashanti King and Swazi Princess…
The Ghanaian king of the Ashanti people or Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, arrived in the Seychelles on Wednesday evening as the guest of honour for the upcoming fifth annual Carnaval International de Victoria.
The international carnival, which begins on Friday April 24, has this year attracted the participation of twenty-nine countries, one of which is Ghana.
In addition, Swaziland’s King Mswati III sent his eldest daughter, Principal Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini, to watch over the tiny Southern African kingdom’s cultural delegation, which will be taking part in the Seychelles carnival for the very first time.
Both African royals were welcomed at the airport by the Seychelles Tourism and Culture Minister, Alain St. Ange, and were then received by the President of Seychelles, James Michel, at State House in the Seychelles capital of Victoria on Thursday morning.