King Charles III Set For A Historic Visit To Kenya

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BY WINNIE KENDI MUTURI

The Buckingham Palace denoted that the King will be visiting the country before the end of the year. The visit will reinforce Britain’s bond with the commonwealth countries.

King Charles was crowned the monarch on May 6, some months after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. While ruling as the monarch, he is set to visit Kenya where his mother escalated to the throne in 1952.

The King’s trip bears a remarkable historical connection, as it was in Kenya, where his mom, Queen Elizabeth II inherited the throne after the demise of King George VI her father, in 1952.

As per details shared by UK’s Daily Mail and The Times, a spy disclosed that the King’s visit would be an emotional one, reviving his mother’s early reign memories.

The King will visit Treetops Hotel in Aberdare National Park in Kenya. This is the place where his mom became the queen after learning her father had died.

“It will be a poignant moment. Inevitably it will be a reminder of his young mother at the start of her reign. Now, he is at the start of his, but he has the advantage of experience, too,” a source said.

The source added that the decision of the King to rank Kenya stresses his engagement to the commonwealth. Earlier this year a visit to France was called off due to security worries hence, leading to this announcement.

The insecurity came as a result of the widespread protests in contrast to President Emmanuel Macron’s projected pension reforms.

The king visited Kenya in February 1971 together with Princess Anne when he was addressed as Prince Charles.

The royal apprentice is working on a strategy for the king to abide by his mother’s footsteps and visit Kenya. The visit to the country is aimed to strengthen diplomatic relations and intensify the partnership between the United Kingdom and Kenya with the ambiance of the commonwealth.

Among the 56 countries under the commonwealth brolly, Kenya is one of the countries. Most of these countries are old British Empire territories.

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