{Photos} Asamoah Gyan signed the book of condolence for the late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


Ghana’s all time top scorer Asamoah Gyan has signed the book of condolence for the late Majesty Queen Elizabeth at the British high commission in Accra .

The Commissioner announced last Friday that the book of condolence will be opened on Monday 13th September 2022 for Ghanaians to sign ,

As many continue to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the extensive preparations for her funeral are in full swing.

On Monday, leaders from around the world will converge on Westminster Abbey in London for a ceremony to pay their respects to the late queen. Everyone from U.S. President Joe Biden to Japan’s Emperor Naruhito and France’s President Emmanuel Macron are expected to attend, as hundreds of thousands of onlookers gather nearby.

It’s expected to create an unprecedented and challenging security situation for the officials in charge.

A quick glance at the numbers
As many as 750,000 people are predicted to travel to London for the state funeral and pay their respects as the queen lies in state, according to The Guardian. For comparison, about 200,000 made that journey in 2002 to do the same after the passing of the Queen Mother.

Police officers patrol in the streets of Edinburgh on Sept. 11, 2022, as preparations are made for the arrival of the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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The Guardian spoke with Bob Broadhurst, who directed security and logistics for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and for the 2012 London Olympics. He estimated that as many as 10,000 police officers would be assigned to secure the operation each day, including some that will travel from across England for the occasion. He also noted that 1,500 military personnel would be on standby to assist as well.



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