The fashionable Asoebi worn by Nigerian women in the diaspora who disrupted Queen Elizabeth’s funeral has been recognized by Buckingham Palace.
As the world said goodbye to the late monarch on Monday, September 19, Anaedoonline.ng previously reported that several Nigerians showed up for the event wearing their own uniforms with the late monarch’s likeness engraved on them.
A recent development is that the Palace has asked that the images of the women be presented at the London Museum, according to veteran Nigerian journalist Dele Momodu.
The former candidate for president claims that the uniform was first intended as a joke but was taken seriously by someone before being shipped 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…”
In the meantime, Buckingham Palace has unveiled a farewell image of the late monarch, who passed away on September 8 at the age of 96.
The late queen was depicted in the picture, apparently taken by Ranald Mackechnie, beaming brightly and donning an icy blue frock decorated with an aquamarine brooch that her father, King George VI, had given her for her 18th birthday.
She also wore pearl and diamond earrings and a three-strand pearl necklace, 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.
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