The absent-minded king has gotten himself lost. Help him return to his palace on h8 using as few moves as possible.
Only legal chess moves are allowed. Pawns are not promoted on the final rank.
You can post your solutions in quasi-algebraic notation. For example, moving the rook from e7 to e8 can be notated as
Re7e8. Or you can post them as animations.
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Credit for the name of this puzzle goes to Dr Xorile.