In Pictures: King Charles, Queen Camilla Ends Their Four-Day State Visit To Kenya

King Charles III and Queen Camilla left Kenya on Friday afternoon, capping off a four-day state visit.

The monarchs who left for London on Friday, November 3, were seen off by President William Ruto and First Lady Mama Rachel at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa.

The King’s visit has drawn attention from around the world in what appears to be a historic moment for Kenyans and the African continent, as many await the outcome.

So far, it is clear that the UK and Kenya are working together to improve and strengthen their relationship.

On their final day, they began by meeting with several religious leaders at Mombasa’s ACK Memorial Cathedral and AI Mandhry Mosque.

This was critical as the King spoke about the work of the Coast Interfaith Council of Clerics and the importance of peace, security, and development.

Queen Camilla, on the other hand, met with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) and shared her experiences working with survivors.

Earlier, the King met in secret with the families of freedom fighters Evelyn Kimathi, Alphonce Mkare, Ambrose Tarus, and Richard Langat, who are members of the Dedan Kimathi, Mekatilili wa Menza, Koitalel arap Samoei, and Tapsimate arap Borowo families, respectively.

King Charles also met Mzee Gitu wa Kahengeri, the chairperson of the Mau Mau Veterans Association, who has played an important role in obtaining compensation for victims of colonial brutality.

According to a statement from the UK High Commission in Kenya, the meeting allowed the King to hear firsthand about the violence perpetrated against Kenyans during their independence struggle.

The King would also get a taste of Mombasa’s popular tuk-tuk culture, making a grand entrance to Fort Jesus in an electric tuk-tuk.

Their Majesties boarded their plane back to the UK at 1:30 p.m., capping off an eventful four-day State visit to Kenya, the first to a Commonwealth country since King Charles’ accession to the throne.