Britain’s King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla, will pay a four-day state visit to Kenya at the end of October, Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday.
William Ruto, Kenya’s president, invited the royal couple for the visit to celebrate the African nation’s 60 years of independence from Britain.
“The king and queen will undertake a state visit to Kenya from Tuesday 31 October to Friday 3 November to celebrate the cordial relationship between the two countries, as well as the strong and dynamic partnership between them,” the palace said.
“The King and Queen will visit Nairobi, Mombasa and surrounding areas. Their program will reflect how the two countries work together on a range of issues.
“They worked to boost prosperity, tackle climate change, promote youth and job opportunities, promote sustainable development and create a more stable and secure region,” the statement said.
This will be King Charles III’s first visit to a Commonwealth country since he became monarch last September.