Mutesa 11’s death certificate in the UK:Follow this link, if you are in the UK, pay £10 by card and you will get Mutesa’s death certificate within 5 days on your doorstep. This is the link:https://eforms.southwark.gov.uk/307.html.
if you have any questions about the names on that certificate, call the Southwark District Registrar’s office and alert them about your concerns. Their telephone contact is: UK 020 7525 7651, their physical address is on this website:http://www.southwark.gov.uk/a_to_z/service/2013/southwark_register_office.
Alternatively, follow the link I give below and pay £10 and the same office will send you your won copy of Kabaka Mutesa’s death certificate within 5 days if you reside in the UK. Link: https://eforms.southwark.gov.uk/307.html. They will sens you somethng like this:
If you happen to visit them in person, they will show the full physical register of deaths recorded in 1969. They will take you to page 763 that will show you Edward Mutesa and the page will look like this image below:
Alternatively, go to the website called Ancestry.co.uk on the page for deaths, births, etc at this link: http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/category.aspx?cat=34. Under search, fill in the Kabaka’s names and enter. You will be given exactly those names and initials. You can pay if you want, to get the full record. If you pay, all you will get is that page 763 of the register, so better not waste you money anyway
In my last years of service in UA I worked in what was called the NAAFI…Navy, Army and Airforce Institute…some kind of Army shop, name copied from the British. We had no Navy! Anyhow, we used to receive some goodies from the UK, remember the Stansted shuttle? These at times included Newspapers and magazines.
In October 1972 we got a bundle that included the Sunday Times Magazine of 22nd. I grabbed it before the CO saw it and I have kept it in my archives ever since. It gave coverage of the highlights of Kabaka Mutesa’s life, under the heading, ‘The King who died in Bermondsey’, written by one Mark Amory.
Below are excerpts from that magazine. I think it might settle some of your doubts and the speculations of many. He was a heavy drinker and as those excerpts show, at PM he was found with 408mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. That was above the life-threatening threshold of 400.
Lance Corporal (Rtd) Patrick Otto