President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has arrived in the United Kingdom (UK) to attend the coronation of King Charles III.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, Marcos said he was welcomed by the king's representatives with whom he had a brief meeting.
The President also toured the Gatwick airport, one of the busiest in the world, and met its officials to gather ideas on how to improve operations of Philippine airports.
“Honored to have been greeted by a representative of the royal court upon our arrival in the UK for the coronation of King Charles III,” Marcos said.
“We made the most of our time at Gatwick Airport, meeting with its executives and taking a comprehensive tour. We gathered valuable insights to improve Philippine airports and boost tourism at home,” he added.
Marcos and First Lady Marie Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos are expected to attend a reception at Buckingham Palace on May 5.
The coronation ceremony will be on May 6.
The President earlier said he would meet with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the coronation.
Marcos said that he and the Prime Minister may talk about trade, economy, and the welfare of Filipinos in the UK.
“I think we will stay the course and continue to deal with each other in a very similar way that we have done before,” he said.
The President is also scheduled to visit Indonesia for the 42nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit from May 9 to 10.
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