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King Charles III to visit Kenya

King Charles III to visit Kenya 

Later this year, newly crowned King Charles III of the United Kingdom will travel to Kenya as part of the Crown’s initiatives to deepen connections with Commonwealth countries all over the world.

King Charles will be making his fifth journey to Kenya during this one, and it will be his first official visit since being crowned at Westminster Abbey in London two weeks ago.

 

Even Kenyan troops traveled to the UK to participate in a joint parade before the coronationThe king will visit the nation before traveling to France, according to multiple British media reports. The trip was originally scheduled to take place in March but was postponed owing to security concerns.

 

This particular trip to Kenya will bring back memories of the late Queen Elizabeth, the king’s mother, who succeeded her father, King George VI, as monarch in February 1952 at the age of 25.

 

The unfortunate news was delivered to her on February 6, 1952, while she was staying at the Treetops Hotel in Aberdare National Park. She had traveled to Kenya with her late husband, Prince Phillip, to start a global tour on behalf of King George.

King Charles was only three years old when his mother ascended to the throne.

King Charles III to visit Kenya 

He had already visited Kenya four times. The first was on safari with his sister, Princess Anne, in 1971, with further trips in 1977, 1978 and 1987.

 

The King is rumored to have frequently praised the kindness and hospitality he experienced from Kenyans throughout his travels.

However, there will be conflicting reactions to his visit to Kenya. Although London and Nairobi’s diplomatic ties will improve, many Kenyans still have complaints about the UK.

They demand restitution from the UK government for British imperialism, the suppression of the Mau Mau uprising, and land disputes.

 

The British government has not effectively addressed these challenges, according to many Kenyans.

 

The trip coincides with a difficult time for the nation, as Mukami Kimathi, the late Dedan Kimathi’s wife and the most courageous of the Mau Mau rebels, was laid to rest last weekend.

 

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