King Charles welcomes South African President Ramaphosa to Palace of Westminster

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This marks the beginning of the first state visit of Charles III’s reign.

This will last for two days.

President Ramaphosa this afternoon inspected a Guard of Honour with the King before joining the Carriage Procession to Buckingham Palace.

The ceremonial event involved more than 1,000 soldiers and over 230 horses and was also attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales.

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King Charles welcomes South African President Ramaphosa to Westminster Abbey. (Image: Getty)

President Ramaphosa has now been escorted to Westminster Abbey.

Here, he is scheduled to address a joint session of Parliament.

Further talks are set to take place with Rishi Sunak and other Government officials tomorrow.

Ahead of the state visit, the UK Prime Minister said: “South Africa is already the UK’s biggest trading partner on the continent, and we have ambitious plans to turbocharge infrastructure investment and economic growth together.”

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King Charles and the Queen Consort greet President Ramaphosa at Horse Guards Parade. (Image: Getty)

President Ramaphosa at Bucking Palace

President Ramaphosa at Bucking Palace. (Image: Getty)

Guests at the Palace included former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Home Secretary Suella Braverman, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey and SNP Commons leader Ian Blackford.

This state visit is also the first by a South African leader since 2010.

President Ramaphosa at the Houses of Parliament

President Ramaphosa at the Houses of Parliament. (Image: Getty)

President Ramaphosa at the Houses of Parliament

President Ramaphosa at the Houses of Parliament. (Image: Getty)

At the close of his trop, he will go to Buckingham Palace to formally bid farewell to the King.

At this time, Sir Keir Starmer will be granted the opportunity to call the President at the Corinthia Hotel.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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