King Charles to visit Kenya where his mother became Queen, plans trip to Israel as well


The Mail on Sunday reports that King Charles plans to visit Kenya, where his mother became Queen after the death of King George VI in February 1952. The King's visit

to Kenya is seen as a symbolic gesture to put the Commonwealth at the centre of his reign. He is expected to visit east Africa before rearranging a trip to France that was abandoned in March over security concerns.

The visit to Kenya holds significance for the King as it marks the place where his mother ascended the throne, aged 25. The King's aides are currently working on the logistics for the trip, which is expected to take place later this year.

The King's visit to Kenya will be his first official trip to a Commonwealth country since his ascension to the throne. The visit is expected to underline the importance of the Commonwealth and the Royal Family's relationship with the realms and other Commonwealth countries. King Charles is also planning a trip to Israel, but details have not yet been finalized.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on future foreign visits. Photo by Dan Marsh, Wikimedia commons.

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