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An epic throwback photo showing the present Queen of England meeting the then Oba of Benin, has turned up online.

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Queen Elizabeth play

Queen Elizabeth



The epic photo shows Queen Elizabeth, who just clocked 90 on Thursday, April 21, 2016, exchanging greetings with the Oba of Benin, far back in 1956.

Queen Elizabeth and the Oba of Benin in 1956 play

Queen Elizabeth and the Oba of Benin in 1956



The Oba of Benin, dressed in full traditional regalia, can be seen almost bowing fully as he shakes the hand of the queen.

The meeting seems to have taken place at what looks like a stadium as officials close to both authorities watch on.

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Considering the fact that the black and white photo was taken prior to Nigeria's Independence in 1960, the subservient pose can be excused.

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