King Charles III and Queen Camilla departed Kenya for Britain on Friday, concluding their five-day tour of the country. This visit marked their first official visit to a commonwealth country since the commencement of King Charles’ reign.
President William Ruto was present to bid farewell to the departing Majesties.
The Royal Family expressed their gratitude to all those who warmly welcomed King Charles and Queen Camilla during their Royal Visit to Nairobi and Mombasa, as stated on their official X page.
Prior to their departure, the Royals engaged in various significant activities throughout the morning.
King Charles paid a visit to the Mandhry Mosque in Mombasa, renowned as one of the oldest mosques in Kenya. During his visit, the King familiarized himself with their commendable efforts in fostering community cohesion. The mosque actively promotes coexistence, interfaith dialogue, and bridges intergenerational gaps.
Additionally, he participated in a gathering of interfaith coastal clerics at the historic 120-year-old ACK Memorial Cathedral. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the role of faith leaders in promoting peace, tolerance, and community cohesion. Subsequently, the King unveiled a plaque commemorating his visit.
Meanwhile, Queen Camilla met with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, seeking to understand the support they receive and sharing her own insights from her work in this field.
These engagements on Friday followed a packed schedule for the Royals the previous day. On Thursday, King Charles visited the Kuruwitu Marine Conservancy, where coral restoration and community-led initiatives have significantly improved fishing yields while safeguarding the ocean.
He witnessed firsthand how community-led conservation efforts play a crucial role in addressing climate change and protecting our environment for future generations.
Moreover, the King actively participated in cleaning up and combating plastic pollution at Nyali Beach. He also had the opportunity to engage in discussions with young Kenyan climate activists.