King Charles III and Queen Camilla arrived at State House, Nairobi Monday morning for a formal ceremonial welcome.
Their majesties were received by President William Ruto, First Lady Rachel Ruto and Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi.
King Charles and Queen Camilla were honoured with a 21-gun salute before planting ceremonial African fern pine trees in State House lawns.
The King and Queen then retreated for talks with President Ruto and members of the Cabinet.
King Charles III will proceed to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Uhuru Gardens.
Later in the evening, President Ruto will host the King and Queen for a State Banquet.
During their four-day state visit to Kenya the King and Queen will visit Nairobi City County, Mombasa County and surrounding areas.
They will also meet Kenya’s young tech entrepreneurs and creatives.
His Majesty the King will visit the United Nations (UN) Headquarters.
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.
This will be the first official visit by the King Charles and Queen Camilla to an African nation since their coronation in May 2023.