King Charles III and Queen Camilla have arrived in Nairobi to officially begin a four-day State visit to Kenya.
The King and the Queen landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) Monday evening and were received by Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi and British High Commissioner to Kenya Neil Wigan.
They are expected at State House this morning for a formal ceremonial welcome ahead of talks with President William Ruto.
This will be the first official visit by the King Charles and Queen Camilla to a commonwealth nation since their coronation in May 2023.
The visit is aimed at celebrating the warm relationship between the two countries and the strong and dynamic partnership they continue to forge.
The King and Queen will visit Nairobi City County, Mombasa County and surrounding areas.
Their Majesties’ programme will reflect the ways in which Kenya and the United Kingdom are working together, notably to boost mutual prosperity, tackle climate change, promote youth opportunity and employment, advance sustainable development and create a more stable and secure region.
During their visit, the King and Queen will meet President Ruto and the First Lady Rachel Ruto as well as and 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.
The King and Queen will also visit Nairobi National Park to witness the vital conservation work being undertaken by the Kenya Wildlife Service, which is integral to Kenya’s thriving tourism industry.
Her Majesty, Patron of the equine welfare charity Brooke, will hear how the charity is working with the Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals to rescue donkeys at risk and promote their welfare.
The Queen will meet survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, learning how they are supported and sharing her own insights from working in this area.