King and Queen tour LIVE: Charles and Camilla arrive in Mombasa to watch covert operation Link” href=”https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1830377/king-charles-slavery-apology-poll” target=”_blank” rel=”tag”>calls to apologise for colonial abuses during his four-day tour of Kenya with Queen Camilla.
Four in 10 think the royals should apologise for the slave trade and more than a third want them to pay reparations, according to a new poll.
During a royal engagement, the King spoke of Britain’s “abhorrent and unjustifiable acts of violence” committed against Kenyans during their fight for independence.
However, he stopped short of an apology despite human rights groups continuing demand for one.
Kenya’s president, William Ruto, praised the king’s “exemplary courage” in shedding light on “uncomfortable truths”, he described the colonial reaction to African struggles as “monstrous in its cruelty”.
King Charles faces calls to apologise (Image: Getty)
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