Queen Elizabeth II welcomed South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa to Windsor Castle on Tuesday 17 April 2018, where she presented him with letters exchanged between her and former President Nelson Mandela.


The letters between the British monarch and Madiba marked South Africa’s re-entry to the Commonwealth in 1994.

President Ramaphosa is joined in the UK this week by representatives (mainly Heads of State) from 52 other countries for the Commonwealth Heads of Summit meeting (#CHOGM2018), where they are discussing environmental themes and other issues of shared interest.

Prince Charles viewed ‘Plasticus’ whale today – the whale is made up of a quarter of a ton of plastic – representing the amount that enters our oceans every second – highlighting the problem with single-use plastic.

The event began on Sunday night with the vibrant projection of a rainforest design onto London’s iconic Buckingham Palace… to mark the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project which aims to preserve precious areas of forest around the Commonwealth.

The Heads of State were officially welcomed to London by the Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry and Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi

A number of audiences and bilateral meetings have been taking place, including President Ramaphosa’s “audience” with the Queen today.

Source: FB/The Royal Family