Chakwera off to UK on Wednesday

….back Tuesday

President Lazarus Chakwera will join other Commonwealth Leaders to witness coronation of King Charles III, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed.

King Charles III will be officially installed as King of  the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at Westminster Catherdral in London on Saturday the 6th of May.

He ascended to the throne on September 2022 after the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II who was the UKs longest reigning monarch.

Charles as Prince of Wales visited Malawi and recently sent a message of goodwill to the nation following the devastating Cyclone Freddy.

Chakwera will be the first Malawi President to witness coronation of the UK monarch as Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne when Malawi was still a British colony named Nyasaland.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry at Capital Hill in Lilongwe says the trip is being undertaken in solidarity with the UK and other Commonwealth states.

The President will spend only four days in the UK as he arrives in London on Thursday and depart Monday evening. The UK government is hosting Chakwera and 7 others.

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