When he receives the president of South Africa at Buckingham Palace next month, King Charles will host the first state visit of his reign.
The invitation to visit the King and Queen Consort has been accepted by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, First Lady Tshepo Motsepe.
From Tuesday, November 22 through Thursday, November 24, the visit will take place.
Before the Queen passed away in September, it is believed that the journey was only getting started.
Since Jacob Zuma’s 2010 state visit to the late Queen, it will be the first time in more than ten years that a South African leader has traveled to the UK in an official capacity.
Since his initial trip to the nation in 1997, which included stops in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town, the King has traveled to South Africa several times.
In 2011, he last visited the nation alongside the Queen Consort. No state-sponsored it.
Nelson Mandela, the first democratically elected president of South Africa, and the Queen had a particularly strong friendship. The two were claimed to have had a close friendship and, unusually, used each other’s first names when speaking. Mr. Ramaphosa has served as president of South Africa.
Mr. Ramaphosa will be ceremoniously welcomed upon his arrival at Horse Guards Parade and then be invited to the monarch’s formal supper.
The remainder of their trip is anticipated to be spent with him paying visits to Liz Truss, the prime minister, as well as other officials and party leaders.
The arrival of Mr. Ramaphosa, however, is tainted by claims of money laundering.
Mr. Ramaphosa is been accused of covering up a robbery that happened at his farm in February 2020 in the ongoing controversy, which broke out in June.
He says he would run for a second term as president and head of the ANC in the 2024 general elections, despite his repeated denials of the accusations.