The king Charles III and the queen camilla They arrived in Kenya on Tuesday in their first visit to a Commonwealth country since the beginning of their reign.
Their Majesties received a ceremonial welcome on arrival and were received at State House in Nairobi by the President and First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, William y Rachel Ruto. The royal family received a greeting in accordance with royal protocol and attended bilateral meetings with the president and first lady.
A British Government spokesperson described the trip as very important for the future relationship between the United Kingdom and Kenya. The British Secretary of State, James Cleverlyjoined the tour with other delegates.
The four-day visit coincided with Kenya’s 60th independence anniversary. Despite the controversy over the king’s failure to apologize for his treatment of Kenyans during the Mau Mau rebellion (also known as the Kenyan Emergency) of 1952-1962, which left tens of thousands dead, Buckingham Palace -as the monarch “recognizes many. painful aspects of the history shared by the United Kingdom and Kenya.”
While Charles III held a meeting with the Kenyan president shortly after arriving, Camilla had an audience with the first lady to learn more about her organization, MaMa Doing Good, which focuses on environment and climate action, the economic empowerment of women and the diplomacy of trust.
Later on Tuesday, the monarchs will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, at Uhuru Gardens. There they also saw the Mugomo fig tree planted on the spot where the Union Jack was lowered and the Kenyan flag raised in December 1963, when Kenya became a republic. They will also visit a new museum dedicated to Kenyan history, where they will unveil a plaque.