The King takes part in a Scout trip to Mexico
The King's birthday was celebrated early, with a traditional piñata that had been filled with sweets by the Scouts. Photo: Thomas Frostberg/The Scouts
From Wednesday 24 April until Saturday 27 April, The King took part in a Scout trip with the Baden-Powell Fellowship to Mexico City, Mexico.
On the Thursday, The King attended a board meeting of the World Scout Foundation, of which The King is Honorary Chairman. During the afternoon, The King attended a seminar at IPADE Business School, where he gave a speech. You can read The King's speech here. On the Friday, The King and other Scouts visited the pyramids in Teotihuacán, near Mexico City. The Friday evening concluded with a dinner with the Baden-Powell Fellowship at the Museo Nacional de San Carlos. The King gave a speech. You can read The King's speech here.
The King's speech at the Colegio Cristóbal Scout camp. Photo: Yoshi Shimizu/The Scouts
On the Saturday, The King visited Colón Scout Group 300 at the Colegio Cristóbal Scout camp, where he gave a speech to the Scouts. In his speech, The King said: "I am very proud of you, that you within your organisation have arranged thousands of hours of service to people who really need support in Mexico today." You can read The King's speech in full here.