Buckingham Palace has decided to honour Nigerian women in the diaspora who stormed the burial of Queen Elizabeth wearing a stylish Asoebi (uniform).
Naija News earlier reported that, as the world bid farewell to the late monarch on Monday, 19th September, some Nigerians turned up for the event with their own uniform with the face of the late monarch inscribed on it.
In a new development, veteran Nigerian journalist, Dele Momodu has revealed that the Palace has requested that the photos of the ladies be displayed at the London Museum.
According to the former presidential aspirant, the uniform started as a joke until someone took it seriously and it was delivered from Lagos to London.
The post reads: “It started as a joke and one of us took it seriously. The outfits were turned around in four days and delivered from Lagos to London the day before the event.
“It went viral, was on sky news and the Palace have now requested for it to be displayed at London Museum…”
Palace Releases Last Official Portrait Of Queen Elizabeth
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace has released a final portrait of the late monarch, who died at 96 years old on September 8.
The photo which was reportedly shot by Ranald Mackechnie, captured the late queen smiling warmly while wearing an icy blue dress adorned with an aquamarine brooch, which was gifted to her by her father, King George VI, for her 18th birthday.
She additionally donned a three-strand pearl necklace and pearl-and-diamond earrings, both of which have since been seen on Catherine, Princess of Wales.
“Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s State Funeral, a new photograph has been released. The photo was taken to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee – the first British Monarch to reach this milestone. Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life,” the royal family said in a statement on Twitter that accompanied the photograph.