On Tuesday Britain’s King Charles III welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to London for the first state visit of his reign.
Following the inspection of the guard of honor, the two travelled together to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession escorted by mounted soldiers from the Household Cavalry.
Climate change, trade, and the Commonwealth are expected to be on the agenda in discussion between the two.
Ramaphosa is also expected to visit parliament for an address to both the upper and lower houses, attend a state banquet at Buckingham Palace, and hold talks with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during his stay.
Days leading to the visit, both the British and SouthAfrican governments announced the launch of the next phase of the UK-South Africa Infrastructure Partnership and according to Prime Minister Sunak South Africa is already UK’s biggest trading partner on the continent.