- The Kyabazinga, in a show of reverence, intermittently lowered the windows to acknowledge and wave at the adoring crowds.
- A staggering 25,000 guests graced the occasion.
- During his sermon, Archbishop Kazimba Mugalu advocated for the sanctity of marriage and called on Ugandans to uphold these values while discouraging practices such as homosexuality.
- Jovia becomes the 5th Queen of Busoga.
Hundreds of thousands of devoted loyalists and supporters of the Busoga Kingdom, lined up the streets and the air echoed with jubilation and ululations as the cultural leader, His Majesty Kyabanzinga William Gabula Nadiope IV, officially married Inhebantu Jovia Mutesi.
The long-anticipated royal wedding had finally come to fruition.
The solemn exchange of vows between the Kyabanzinga and Jovia took place under the officiation of the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, His Grace Dr. Samuel Steven Kazimba Mugalu.
At 01:47, the Kyabazinga pledged his commitment to Inhebantu, followed by Jovia's vows at 01:50, witnessed by a staggering 25,000 guests who graced the occasion.
During his sermon, Archbishop Kazimba Mugalu urged the newlyweds to emulate the unity demonstrated by the people of Busoga, who turned out in unprecedented numbers to partake in this historic event.
He also advocated for the sanctity of marriage and called on Ugandans to uphold these values while discouraging practices such as homosexuality.
President Yoweri Museveni was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo , which added a touch of official blessing to the ceremony.
The President wished the couple a happy marriage and his well-wishes were accompanied by a generous gift of 20 cows in cash, personally delivered by Vice President Alupo.
Draped in a resplendent white tunic and a majestic purple royal robe, the Isebantu Kyabazinga Gabula Nadiope emerged from the Budhumbula Palace in Kamuli at 10:55.
As he waved to the enthusiastic crowd, he entered a waiting Toyota Land Cruiser, commencing the journey to the Christ Cathedral Bugembe church in Jinja, where the matrimonial vows were to be exchanged.
The motorcade's progress was accompanied by jubilant expressions from the subjects, with drums beating and songs of well-wishing echoing through the air.
The Kyabazinga, in a show of reverence, intermittently lowered the windows to acknowledge and wave at the adoring crowds.
The anticipated arrival time of 10:30 am was delayed due to the overwhelming crowds along the route, prolonging the wait for the eagerly awaited moment.
Finally, at 12:04, Kyabazinga arrived at the Cathedral, donned in a regal tunic and purple royal robe, heralded by the sounding of the royal horn.
The grand entrance into the cathedral at 12:13 marked the beginning of another brief wait, this time for the arrival of the bride, Jovia Mutesi.
She graced the occasion at 12:30, making a regal entrance into the Cathedral from her Range Rover Sport.
Hailing from Mayuge district and the daughter of former RDC Stanley Bayoole, Jovia was set to become the 5th Queen of Busoga.
Among the distinguished guests were notable figures such as the Prince Sicalo of Swaziland, Nabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda, Tooro queen mother Best Kemigisha, and the Omugo of Bunyoro.
Political figures included 1st Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Affairs Rebecca Kadaga, 1st son General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as well as former Vice Presidents Specioza Wandira Kazibwe and Edward Ssekandi.
The grandeur of the occasion continued as the royal couple graciously hosted their guests to a sumptuous royal banquet at the Igenge Palace in Jinja, sealing the festivities with an aura of regal celebration.