Seretse and Ruth Khama
Seretse Khama was the head
of a ruling family in Bechuanaland,
now Botswana,
and heir to
the kingship of the Bangwato people.

While studying in Britain
in the late 1940s
he met and married Londoner
Ruth Williams.

This inter-racial marriage
was controversial.
In 1950, the British government,
under pressure from South Africa,
exiled the Khamas from Botswana.

The Khamas lived in exile in Britain
for six years,
spending their happiest years in Croydon.
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