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The King declared that the place where the former Queen became ruler is no longer present, after being presented with a photograph of the Kenyan sanctuary.
Charles left a comment after seeing a photo of Treetops hotel while holding a reception for prominent members of the Kenyan diaspora. This was in preparation for his upcoming state visit to the East African country with the Queen next week.
The monarch and his spouse graciously received guests from the realms of government, arts, commerce, and community at Buckingham Palace. Among them were Gurinder Chadha, the director of Bend It Like Beckham, and Nitin Ganatra, a former actor on EastEnders.
The king and queen were presented with a monochrome photograph of Treetops, the safari accommodation constructed in a tree with a view of an elephant watering hole.
During a formal trip to Kenya in 1952, the current Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, received the news of her father King George VI’s passing. This resulted in her becoming the reigning monarch.
On February 5, Elizabeth and Philip spent the night at Treetops, a lodge located in the heart of Aberdare National Park. It is believed that the King passed away in the early hours of the next morning.
Upon their arrival at the nearby Sagana Lodge, which was a wedding gift from the people of Kenya, Philip was informed about the death and he relayed the news to his wife.
Charles, while examining a monochrome photo of Treetops, informed Rachel Underhill, who is in charge of decorative arts at the Royal Collection Trust, that the building has ceased to exist.
The structure is believed to have been set on fire a couple of years following Queen Elizabeth’s visit, during a period of civil unrest that resulted in independence from the UK, known as the Mau Mau rebellion.
On the King’s inaugural trip to a Commonwealth nation as monarch, which will last for five days, Charles will address the “unpleasant elements” of the UK and Kenya’s intertwined past.
The upcoming tour of Charles and Camilla will commence on Monday, as they have been invited by Kenyan President William Ruto to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Kenya’s independence from Britain.
On December 12, 1963, Kenya became an independent nation and has maintained a strong connection with the other country despite the tumultuous history of the Mau Mau rebellion and its aftermath known as the Emergency.
Chadha, the director, commented on the visit, stating that the King is unafraid to address the political aspects of the empire. He, like everyone else, is searching for ways to recognize the past while also progressing as British citizens.
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