King Charles hosts first state visit for S.Africa’s Ramaphosa
23 November 2022 | 9:48 am
King Charles hosted his first state visit since becoming British monarch on Tuesday (November 22), welcoming South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to Buckingham Palace.
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