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King Charles to host South African president in November

King Charles III will next month host the first state visit of his new reign when South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, and his wife travel to Britain, Buckingham Palace announced on Monday.

the palace said: “The President of the Republic of South Africa has accepted an invitation from his majesty the king to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom from Tuesday 22nd November to Thursday 24th November 2022.

“The king and the queen consort (Camilla) will host the state visit at Buckingham Palace,” it added, noting South Africa’s first lady Tshepo Motsepe would accompany her husband on the visit.

The new king is yet to announce his first overseas visit, with reports that plans are being finalized for him to travel to France after he bonded with President Emmanuel Macron over environmental issues.

Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor