22 November 2022
The President arrived in London on Monday, 21 November 2022, for his State Visit at the invitation of His Majesty King Charles III.
Royal State Visits are in the furtherance of bilateral relations and as a symbol of respect and of the importance the UK ascribes to its relations with a particular country.
President Ramaphosa is the first Head of State to be hosted for a State Visit by His Majesty Charles III.
Today, 22 November, President Ramaphosa was officially welcomed by His Majesty King Charles III at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
Later in the day, the President addressed a Joint Sitting of the Houses of Parliament, before being hosted to a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace.
His Majesty King Charles III and The Queen Consort, hosted a State Banquet in honour of the President. The Banquet on Tuesday, 22 November 2022, concluded the first day of a State Visit by the President to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the invitation of King Charles III.