Prince William to visit BATUK during Kenya trip at the end of September

Prince William in RAF Uniform
Prince William is wearing the uniform of a flight lieutenant. Photo: Robert Payne (CC BY 2.0)

It has been announced that the Duke of Cambridge will visit Kenya on Sunday 30th September 2018, as part of a series of public and private engagements in Africa.

During his visit His Royal Highness will visit 1st Battalion the Irish Guards Battlegroup, who will be training in the country under the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), in his role as Colonel of the Regiment.

The Irish Guards Battlegroup will include an Infantry Company from the Kenyan Army and his Royal Highness will see how British and Kenyan troops are training together to improve performance on operations, for the benefit of both countries.

Prince William’s latest 7-day African tour will begin on September 24 taking in Namibia, Tanzania and Kenya, in his role as president of umbrella organisation United for Wildlife and conservation body Tusk Trust.

While in Tanzania William will hold discussions with President John Magufuli about efforts to stop wildlife trafficking.

In Namibia the duke will meet vice president Nangolo Mbumba and attend an event to celebrate UK-Namibia relations at the residence of Britain’s High Commissioner, Kate Airey. William will also chat to key figures working in conservation as well as young people, business leaders and mental health activists.

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