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King and Queen depart Kenya after five-day state visit

King Charles III and Queen Camilla left Kenya for Britain Friday after the conclusion of their five-day tour of the country, their first visit to a commonwealth country since the start of his reign.

President William Ruto was at hand to see off the departing Majesties.

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“Thank you to everyone who welcomed The King and Queen to Nairobi and Mombasa during the Royal Visit to Kenya,” the Royal Family posted on their official X page.

The Royals had numerous undertakings in the morning before they left the country.

King Charles visited Mandhry Mosque in Mombasa, considered one of the oldest mosques in Kenya! Here, the King learned about their work to build community cohesion. The mosque leads intra & inter-faith activities to promote coexistence, and dialogue and bridge intergenerational gaps.

He also joined inter-faith coastal clerics at the 120-year-old ACK Memorial Cathedral, to discuss how faith leaders can work towards peace, tolerance, and community cohesion before unveiling a plaque commemorating his visit.

In the meantime, the Queen was meeting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, “learning how they are supported and sharing her own insights from working in this area,”

Their assignments Friday followed a busy schedule by the Royals the previous day.  The King on Thursday visited Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy where coral restoration & community-led initiatives have improved catches while protecting the ocean.

He saw how Community-led conservation efforts are a vital part of tackling climate change and protecting our environment for future generations.

And he was not just a spectator here. At Nyali Beach, the King rolled up his sleeves to help clean up and tackle plastic pollution. He also met and held talks with young Kenyan climate activists.

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