The British High Commission in Windhoek hosted its annual Queen’s Birthday Party (QBP), after a 3-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
HE Charles Moore, British High Commissioner to Namibia, was delighted to host the annual Queen’s Birthday Party (QBP) at his residence on the evening of Thursday, 2 June 2022. This year’s celebration was especially significant as, in addition to celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 96th birthday, it was also an occasion to honour her Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years since she acceded to the throne. Her Majesty is now the longest-serving monarch in British history.
The QBP served as an opportunity to celebrate the warm, bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Namibia. In addition to the Platinum Jubilee, the QBP this year focussed on climate change, celebrating the contribution of Namibian youth; and on the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, recognising the strong talent of Namibian athletes and para-athletes.
The guest of honour was Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Honourable Jenelly Matunda. Other guests included dignitaries from across the government, diplomats, business leaders, and representatives from a wide range of sectors.
During his speech, Charles Moore welcomed the celebration in Namibia of HM Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The High Commissioner also highlighted the importance of continued bilateral cooperation between the UK and Namibia.
The UK’s role in Namibia is to offer close collaboration and support to a valuable partner and long-term friend. It is to understand what Namibia needs, and what Namibia wants to achieve for its own prosperity and development, and then see how we can contribute most effectively to the delivery and implementation of those plans.
The event was made possible thanks to the kind support of our sponsors:
- RDJ Publishing
- ATI Holidays