State Visit by the President of The Republic of Korea

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Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she is in residence, during a virtual audience to receive the Ambassador from the Republic of Korea, Gunn Kim, accompanied by HeeJung Lee (left), at Buckingham Palace, London, October 2021.
Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via videolink from Windsor Castle, where she is in residence, during a virtual audience to receive the Ambassador from the Republic of Korea, Gunn Kim, accompanied by HeeJung Lee (left), at Buckingham Palace, London, October 2021.

STATE VISIT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA

The President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Yoon Suk Yeol, accompanied by Mrs Kim Keon Hee, has accepted an invitation from His Majesty The King to pay a state visit to the United Kingdom in November.

The King and Queen will host the state visit at Buckingham Palace.

Background

The King and President Yoon Suk Yeol previously met at the reception for heads of state and official overseas guests at Buckingham Palace on 18th September 2022, the evening before the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The King sent a message of condolence to the President of the Republic of Korea following the deadly crowd surge in Itaewon in October 2022.

As Prince of Wales, the King joined the state banquet at Buckingham Palace for His Excellency Mr. Roh Moo-hyun, the President of the Republic of Korea, and Mrs. Roh Moo-hyun, during the state visit hosted by Queen Elizabeth II, in 2004.

The King, as Prince of Wales, visited the Republic of Korea in November 1992.

The dates and further details of the state visit programme will be announced in due course.

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