British High Commissioner H.E. Kate Airey OBE hosts reception to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 96th Birthday and Platinum Jubilee

British High Commissioner H.E. Kate Airey OBE hosts reception to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 96th Birthday and Platinum Jubilee

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic it has been three years since the British High Commission Kampala last held a party to mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. This year it was a double celebration as Her Majesty is also celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne making her the longest running monarch in British history.  

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Guests included Rt. Hon Robinah Nabanjja, the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda, Rt Hon Anita Annet Among, Rt Hon John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, Hon Gen Jeje Odongo, and other representatives from the Government of Uganda, as well as members of the diplomatic corps, colleagues, friends, and leaders in business and industry.  

On the 6th February Her Majesty became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking seventy years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth. Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel more widely than any other monarch, undertaking more than 260 official visits overseas, two of which have been to Uganda. 

The event was hosted by the High Commissioner to Uganda, H.E. Kate Airey OBE at her Residence in Kampala, where guests were treated to a fantastic celebration of all the UK has to offer including British food and drink, interactive displays of iconic UK landmarks and innovative designs from UK companies operating in Uganda.  

H.E Kate Airey OBE British High Commissioner to Uganda makes her speech at the QBP 2022

British High Commissioner to Uganda, Kate Airey said:  “Hosting this very special event after three long years is a tremendous honour and a pleasure. Tonight we celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 96th birthday, her unprecedented achievement reaching 70 years on the throne and the deep, broad and growing UK-Uganda partnership.  

“The Queen’s Birthday is the biggest event in the British High Commissioner’s calendar and we are proud to celebrate this double milestone of Her Birthday and Platinum Jubilee’

The event was sponsored by a host of organisations and industry including:  

Lagan Dott, Stanbic Bank, Uganda Breweries Ltd, Nexus Green, Prudential, Colas, Terrain Services Ltd, FBW Uganda, G4S, Bolloré, Volcanoes Safaris, Citi Bank and Standard Charted.

Guests enjoyed music from Myko Ouma and Friends and had a chance to watch archive footage from Her Majesty the Queen’s Coronation. Speeches and highlights from the birthday party were broadcast around the world on social media. 

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