Queen Elizabeth II aso-ebi to be displayed at London Museum
The United Kingdom Royal Palace has requested for the customised uniformed fabric, popularly known as ‘aso-ebi’ worn by some Nigerians residing in the UK to celebrate the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, be displayed at the London Museum.
The ladies, who were among those present on the streets and around the historic Westminster Abbey, the venue of the funeral wore the ankara fabric with the Queen’s face embroidered on them, as a means of honouring the longest reigning monarch in their own special way.
According to online reports, what started as a joke has now given Nigeria special recognition in the United Kingdom.
“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 has now requested for it to be displayed at London Museum…”
Queen Elizabeth, who ruled the United Kingdom for the longest period of time and served as its symbol for seven decades, passed away on Thursday, September 8, at the age of 96.