King Charles III set to visit Kenya for four days in the company of Queen Camilla according to a statement by the UK government.
The United Kingdom (UK) government has announced that King Charles III and Queen Camilla will visit Kenya on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
In a statement on Wednesday, October 11, the UK government noted that King Charles III and Queen Camilla will stay in Kenya for four days.
“King Charles III and Queen Camilla will undertake a State Visit to Kenya, from Tuesday 31st October to Friday 3rd November 2023, to celebrate the warm relationship between the two countries and the strong and dynamic partnership they continue to forge,” read the statement in part.
The UK noted that during the visit their Majesties will meet with President William Ruto, First Lady Rachel Ruto, and other members of the Kenyan Government, UN staff, CEOs, faith leaders, young people, future leaders, and Kenyan Marines training with UK Royal Marines.
“The King will also attend an event to celebrate the life and work of the Nobel Laureate the late Professor Wangari Maathai, together with Wangari’s daughter, Wanjira Mathai,” UK stated.
The King and Queen will also visit Nairobi City County, Mombasa County, and surrounding areas.
“The King and Queen’s programme will celebrate the close links between the British and Kenyan people in areas such as the creative arts, technology, enterprise, education, and innovation,” the statement added.
The UK government also noted that King Charles III would take time during the visit to deepen his understanding of the wrongs suffered by the people of Kenya between 1952 and 1960.
According to the UK, their Majesties will further visit a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery, joining British and Kenyan military personnel in an act of Remembrance, and the Mtongwe Naval Base in Mombasa.
Additionally, the King and Queen will visit Nairobi National Park to witness the vital conservation work being undertaken by the Kenya Wildlife Service.
This will be King Charles III’s fourth visit to Kenya. His Majesty has previously toured in Kenya in 1971, 1978, and 1987.