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The British Royal Family in Kenya. King Charles and Queen Camila visited an elephant orphanage

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The British royal family continues its visit to Kenya. On Wednesday, King Charles III and Queen Kamila visited an elephant orphanage and wild animal rehabilitation. Kamila had the opportunity to feed one of the facility’s residents.

On Tuesday Charles III together with Queen Kamila began a four-day visit to Kenya. It is the third country visited by the British royal family since Elizabeth II’s son took the throne last September.

On the second day of their stay in Kenya, the royal couple visited the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust elephant orphanage, whose main goal is to save and rehabilitate orphaned elephants and other wild animals that are victims of poaching, deforestation and drought.

Queen Camila fed the elephantLUIS TATO/PAP/EPA

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While the queen was feeding the baby elephant, the king was talking to the park staff. He learned, among other things, that the rehabilitation center had already raised 316 elephants. There is also a place in the park where large amounts of captured elephant bones are burned. The BBC explains that Kenya wants to express its commitment to fighting illegal trade.

King Charles III and Queen Camilla at the Sheldrick Wildlife TrustLUIS TATO/PAP/EPA

The British royal family supports pro-ecological activities

The king’s trip to Kenya is intended to highlight the king’s support and commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development, reports the BBC. Charles III visited, among others, the United Nations office in Nairobi, where he also learned about the country’s numerous pro-ecological efforts.


On Wednesday, Buckingham Palace announced that the king will deliver the keynote speech at the upcoming COP28 climate summit in Dubai.

Main photo source: LUIS TATO/PAP/EPA

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