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Queen’s 90th Birthday Party in Uganda

The High Commissioner hosted a glittering event at her Residence in Kampala

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British High Commissioner HE Alison Blackburne and Uganda Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Sam Kutesa share toast at the Queen's Birthday Party in Kampala.

Ugandan Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa was the guest of honour as the High Commissioner welcomed over 500 guests to her Residence to celebrate the official 90th birthday of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Guests were treated to a range of British specialities, including Pimm’s, fine Scotch single malt whisky, British cheese and sparkling wine, British ales and a traditional English sweet shop.

A range of entertainment was provided by a Scottish bagpiper, the brass band of Brass for Africa, a British NGO supporting street children through music education, British Army drummers and a jazz band playing music including a medley of James Bond theme songs.

Published 8 June 2016