Further reading. Chirenje, J. Mutero. Chief Kgama and his times c. 1835-1923: the story of a Southern African ruler (R. Collings, 1978). Chirenje, J. Mutero.

Seretse Khama was born in 1921 in Serowe, ... following repeated incursions by South African and Rhodesian forces, ... The Shadow of a Great Rock. Connah’s Quay, ...

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“I have met a girl and I think you should meet her! Somebody I should like to be my wife.” This is what Prince Seretse Khama, then a law student in London, told his closest friend Charles Njonjo after having first set eyes on Ruth Williams. It was the start of one of the greatest love stories of the twentieth century and is now told in the new film A United Kingdom .

In June 1947, Ruth accompanied her younger sister Muriel to a London Missionary Society hospitality evening at Nutford House, a hostel associated with the Congregational Church that Muriel attended. Muriel introduced Seretse to her elder sister, but no one mentioned Seretse was the heir to the throne of chief to the Bamangwato people of Bechuanaland (now Botswana).

All Ruth knew was that this man was studying law at Inner Temple. Ruth later recalled: “I saw a tall, well built, smiling African with wonderful teeth, broad shoulders and perfect manners.” They also found they shared a common interest in jazz.

Further reading. Chirenje, J. Mutero. Chief Kgama and his times c. 1835-1923: the story of a Southern African ruler (R. Collings, 1978). Chirenje, J. Mutero.

Seretse Khama was born in 1921 in Serowe, ... following repeated incursions by South African and Rhodesian forces, ... The Shadow of a Great Rock. Connah’s Quay, ...

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Further reading. Chirenje, J. Mutero. Chief Kgama and his times c. 1835-1923: the story of a Southern African ruler (R. Collings, 1978). Chirenje, J. Mutero.

Seretse Khama was born in 1921 in Serowe, ... following repeated incursions by South African and Rhodesian forces, ... The Shadow of a Great Rock. Connah’s Quay, ...

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“I have met a girl and I think you should meet her! Somebody I should like to be my wife.” This is what Prince Seretse Khama, then a law student in London, told his closest friend Charles Njonjo after having first set eyes on Ruth Williams. It was the start of one of the greatest love stories of the twentieth century and is now told in the new film A United Kingdom .

In June 1947, Ruth accompanied her younger sister Muriel to a London Missionary Society hospitality evening at Nutford House, a hostel associated with the Congregational Church that Muriel attended. Muriel introduced Seretse to her elder sister, but no one mentioned Seretse was the heir to the throne of chief to the Bamangwato people of Bechuanaland (now Botswana).

All Ruth knew was that this man was studying law at Inner Temple. Ruth later recalled: “I saw a tall, well built, smiling African with wonderful teeth, broad shoulders and perfect manners.” They also found they shared a common interest in jazz.

Sir Seretse Khama , (born July 1, 1921, Serowe , Bechuanaland [now Botswana]—died July 13, 1980, Gaborone , Botswana), first president of Botswana (1966–80), after the former Bechuanaland protectorate gained independence from Great Britain.

Seretse Khama was the grandson of Khama III the Good, who had allied his kingdom in Bechuanaland with British colonizers in the late 19th century. Seretse Khama succeeded his father to the chieftainship of the Ngwato (Mangwato, or Bamangwato) people at age four. He was educated in South Africa and studied law at the University of Oxford . His marriage to Ruth Williams, a British woman, in 1948 caused considerable controversy in both Britain and Bechuanaland and was among the reasons the British government forced his exile from Bechuanaland until he agreed to renounce the chieftainship in 1956.

Following his return to Bechuanaland as a private citizen, he founded the Democratic Party in 1962, and in 1965 he became prime minister . He helped negotiate the terms of Botswana’s independence, and he was knighted in 1966.

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