Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Anne were greeted by Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta in a ceremony on Monday (15 February) in Gatundu, 25 miles (about 40 Kms) from Nairobi.
Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Anne were greeted by Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta in a ceremony on Monday (15 February) in Gatundu, 25 miles (about 40 Kms) from Nairobi. The President, his wife and the Prince and Princess watched a display of colourful dancing at the Presidential home. Officials said the Prince and Princess told President Kenyatta they were enjoying their fortnight's stay in Kenya, which ends next Saturday (20 February).
SYNOPSIS: Prince Charles and Princess Anne of Britain drove to the Kenyan Presidential home at Gatundu on Monday to meet President Kenyatta as a part of their fortnight-long visit to the African country. A large crowd of cheering onlookers was on hand to great the Royal guests as they were greeted by the Kenyan President.
Cameramen recorded the event, 25 miles from Nairobi.
Princess Anne and Prince Charles sat under an awning with President Kenyatta and his wife at a garden reception on the grounds of the Presidential residence. There, they watched dancers put on a colourful display of traditional African rhythms. Some of the dancers, many clutching shields, wore leopard and monkey skins.
Women dancers also participated.
President Kenyatta then introduced the Royal guests to the dancers. Prince Charles told the dancers they all performed magnificently. He said he couldn't have enjoyed it more.
Children also danced and sang for the Royal visitors. Prince Charles wished them luck in their examination.
Officials said the Royal guests told President Kenyatta they were enjoying their stay in Kenya, which ends next Saturday. Later on Monday, Prince Charles toured the 700-bed Kenyatta Hospital--which is being expanded by an interest-free loan from Britain.