In the words of di youth John:
if selassie i and wolete gigyoris were crowned as equals(which is TOTALLY WRONG), why do the pictures/photographs show people who came to see king selassie bowing to the man and not the woman? yae, why do the people bow to the man (jah authority) upon the throne while the queen just sit aside and watch? you must be very silly, rastagodess.
When Tafari Makonnen became Emperor of Ethiopia as Haile Selassie I, Menen Asfaw was crowned as Empress at his side. HIM INSISTED ON A DOUBLE CORONATION and revealing His Majesty’s desire for women to come forth in our full glory. His Majesty was always steps ahead of the world leaders.
"As I have been blessed to receive from your hands the crown of Emperor, which our God has granted unto me, so now it is my firm belief that my Empress shall share in my glory, receiving from me the crown which I ask your Highness to place upon her."
HIM then placed the crown upon her head. after which she advanced toward the throne of the Emperor, bowed and returned to her throne.
SHE RECEIVED HOMAGE FROM THE ENTIRE MULTITUDE WHO BOWED THEIR HEADS AND MURMURED "SO BE IT"
At that moment the ladies of her court burst into shrill cries of delight, a sound so strange to European ears that many of the visitors looked up startled to see what was happening. the cries lasted for some moments WHILE THE PRINCES OF THE BLOOD ROYAL BOWED HUMBLY BEFORE THE EMPRESS AND THEN FILED INTO POSITION BEHIND HER THRONE