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Congratulations, Kyabazinga, on getting the Inhebantu!

A beautiful bride with the smarts; loyal subjects firmly behind their king; a nation watching on TV with bated breath; a brewing scandal effectively snuffed out; perfect weather; pretty decoration and wonderful cake; what more could the Kyabazinga William Nadiope Gabula IV ask for as he gave his people their inhebantu (queen) last Saturday?

The king, 35, made it official at Christ’s cathedral Bugembe, where before thousands of his subjects, family, government officials and Uganda royalty, he took his vows with Jovia Mutesi, his queen, in a ceremony that consumed the entire day with festivities, especially on the eastern side of the Nile bridge.

At 26, HRH Mutesi is a well-spoken economist currently pursuing her master’s degree in Finance and Accounting, while the king is also currently pursuing a PhD; so, this is not your ordinary royal couple.

The young couple looked smashing at the ceremony broadcast live on several TV stations, giving many young service providers bragging rights going forward, after pulling off their assignments perfectly.

The wedding cake

The cake, by Bake for Me, was a huge talking point. We may not know how delicious it was, but Bake for Me, who had not been well known before the royal wedding, cemented their place in Ugandan events, because everyone was gushing about the beautiful, huge cake.

The decoration was done by none other than iCandy, who has also decorated other prominent weddings in Kampala and never disappoints; the Igenge palace reception looked amazing, although social media was abuzz with sentiments that iCandy has pulled off much better work at earlier weddings.

It has also been established that the queen’s makeup was done by Glam by Keith, and she was dressed by Hers Uganda and Strat Bridal, who all did justice to her striking features.

As the royal newlyweds embark on their matrimonial journey, their subjects can only hope they have heard the last of ‘Alison Gabula’, the UK-based woman who insisted the king was already married to her, although Busoga Kingdom was quick to rebuke her and deny any marriage between her and the Kyabazinga.

Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu officiating the royal wedding himself, was the biggest spiritual endorsement the couple needed to finally put all the fuss behind them, so they can love and let love.

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