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Buckingham Palace has just unveiled the detailed schedule for the royal couple's four-day stay in Kenya, featuring a grand State Banquet. This visit holds special significance as Kenya prepares to mark its 60th year of independence. King Charles intends to gain a deeper understanding of the historical injustices endured by the people of Kenya during the British colonial era. Notably, this marks his first official state visit to the nation where his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, assumed the throne back in February 1952.
Throughout their tour, King Charles and Queen Camilla will explore various regions, including Nairobi City County, Mombasa County, and their surrounding areas. Their visit underscores the collaborative efforts between Kenya and the United Kingdom in addressing common goals such as enhancing mutual prosperity, addressing climate change, fostering youth opportunities and employment, advancing sustainable development, and contributing to a more stable and secure region.
Throughout their visit, King Charles and Queen Camilla are scheduled to have meetings with various dignitaries and individuals, including President Ruto and the First Lady, as well as other members of the Kenyan Government, United Nations personnel, CEOs, religious leaders, young people, future leaders, and Kenyan Marines undergoing training with the UK Royal Marines.
Additionally, King Charles will participate in an event that commemorates the life and achievements of the late Nobel Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai. This event will be attended alongside Wangari's daughter, Wanjira Mathai. The visit will also involve acknowledging some of the more challenging aspects of the shared history between the UK and Kenya, such as the Emergency period from 1952 to 1960.
In addition, King Charles will allocate time during the visit to gain a more profound insight into the injustices endured by the people of Kenya during that historical period.
Their Majesties will jointly embark on a tour of a recently established museum dedicated to Kenya's history. They will also pay their respects by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior located at Uhuru Gardens, and visit the site where Kenya's independence was declared in 1963.