- The King and Queen’s programme will celebrate the close links between the British and Kenyan
- Their Majesties are on a four-day visit to the country
King Charles III and Queen Camilla have visited Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi , A commemorative park and museum that celebrates independence from the British Empire In 12 December 1963
Hundreds of civilians lined up on Lang’ata Road to welcome Their Majesties as a military band played.
Their Majesties arrived at Uhuru Gardens after a formal welcome at State House where they received a 21-gun salute.
The King and Queen then retreated for talks with President Ruto and members of the Cabinet.
King Charles III and Queen Camilla then planted ceremonial African fern pine trees at the State House Nairobi lawn.
Their Majesties are on a four-day visit to the country where the King is expected to acknowledge “painful aspects” of the UK’s colonial past.
The King and the Queen have an elaborate itinerary in Nairobi and Mombasa in the historic visit aimed at solidifying Kenya-UK relations.
Their Majesties Kenyan Tour
During the visit, Their Majesties will also meet 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.
In Mombasa, the King and Queen will visit Mtongwe Naval Base to highlight areas of collaboration in defence.
The Queen will meet survivors of sexual and gender based violence.
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.
His Majesty has also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Uhuru Gardens .