London, United Kingdom, 26-28 June 2018 - On 26 June was the official inauguration of a unique building in King’s Cross, at the heart of London’s thriving Knowledge Quarter. Aga Khan Centre (AKC) was opened by The Prince of Wales in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.
The inauguration took place as part of His Highness’ visit to the UK as a guest of Her Majesty’s Government. This year marks His Highness’ Diamond Jubilee - 60 years of his role as Imam (spiritual leader) of the global Shia Ismaili Muslim community. For six decades, His Highness the Aga Khan has helped transform the quality of life of millions of people around the world through initiatives in health, education, cultural revitalisation and economic empowerment.
On 27 June His Highness the Aga Khan was invited at a luncheon hosted by the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt, in honour of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee. And, later in the day, His Highness met with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, the official residence and the office of the British Prime Minister.