Royal Family news LIVE: King Charles III makes history with South Africa state visit

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  • King Charles III is hosting his first state visit since he ascended the throne 
  • He’ll welcome South African president Cyril Ramaphosa at Buckingham Palace 
  • The King will show Mr Ramaphosa around Westminster Abbey this afternoon 

Good morning,

Welcome to FEMAIL’s live coverage of King Charles’s busy day as he makes history hosting his first state visit since ascending the throne.

The Prince and Princess of Wales will greet South African president Cyril Ramaphosa at the Corinthia Hotel this morning, following his arrival in the UK last night.

This afternoon, the president will travel to Buckingham Palace where he will meet with the King and Queen Consort.  

Later today Mr Ramaphosa will join the King on a tour of Westminster Abbey where he will be shown a memorial stone for the late former South African president, Nelson Mandela.

The Prince and Princess of Wales (pictured at the Festival of Remembrance earlier this month) will greet the South African president at the Corinthia Hotel this morning

The Prince and Princess of Wales (pictured at the Festival of Remembrance earlier this month) will greet the South African president at the Corinthia Hotel this morning

Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, touched down in the UK on Monday afternoon. He will spend two full days in the UK before flying home on Thursday

Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, touched down in the UK on Monday afternoon. He will spend two full days in the UK before flying home on Thursday

This evening, the president will join the royals for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace.

The state visit will continue until Thursday when Mr Ramaphosa will fly home.

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