Queen Elizabeth fetes Aga Khan on Diamond Jubilee

Wednesday March 18 2020
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Queen Elizabeth with His Highness the Aga Khan at a dinner hosted by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. PHOTO | GARY OTTE | AKDN

By NATION REPORTER

Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth hosted a dinner on Thursday to mark His Highness the Aga Khan's Diamond Jubilee.

Present at the dinner were The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of York, The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The event acknowledged historic linkages between the Ismaili Imamat and the British Monarchy and longstanding connections between the Ismaili Community, the institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network and the United Kingdom.

The Aga Khan, was bestowed the title “His Highness” by Her Majesty the Queen in 1957 the year of his accession as hereditary leader of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims, and was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2004.