Cheers and kisses for the king as Charles welcomes well-wishers outside the palace
The country’s new emperor Charles III greets benefactors gathered outside as they received a warm welcome at Buckingham Palace after returning to London following the death of his mother Rani.
It was the new king’s first outing and his first meeting with the public when his historic membership and crowd lined up behind a barrier to greet him, smile and photograph him on their phones.
One woman bent down to kiss Charles’s right hand and another kissed him on the cheek as she thanked people for their good wishes, shaking hands countless times after he left his kingdom, Bentley.
The queen, as she is now known as Camilla, followed her from afar, before joining her to see the vast collection of brightly colored bouquets left in homage to her mother. .
The cheering of Lord Save the King, accompanied by three applause, for the new Head of State, dressed in a dark black suit and tie, who smiles and greets the people.
The king must turn to his duties as emperor, despite his grief, as he prepares to hold his first audience together. Prime Minister Liz Truss first addressed the nation on mourning television Friday at 6pm.
Details of the King’s historic accession council, which will be held in St James’s Palace at 10am Saturday, have been announced from Buckingham Palace.
It will be televised for the first time in its history, with the king officially proclaimed emperor and Charles making his proclamation and oath.
For the first time, an hour later, at 11:00 in the open, from the balcony outside Friary Court in St. James, a grand proclamation by the King of Arms of the Garter will be read.
This will be followed by a wave of announcements across the country on the second Saturday afternoon at the Royal Exchange in the City of London and Sunday afternoon in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
The Duke of Cornwall and Cambridge are also returning to Windsor to be with their families ahead of the Council of Members, which William will attend.
Charles and Camilla took an exciting trip to Balmoral. When the Queen died peacefully on Thursday at the age of 96, she arrived at RAF Northolt in west London at around 1:35 pm.
Tributes are paid to the woman described by the prime minister as “the rock on which modern Britain was built”, with the Dalai Lama expressing “deep sadness” over the queen’s death in a letter to the king.
He told Charles, “Your mother lived a meaningful life with dignity, grace, a strong sense of service and a warm heart, qualities we should all love.”
Thousands of people paid tribute to the Queen’s former residences at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and Balmoral, leaving hundreds of bouquets, personal notes and candles in her honor.
Charles has already taken on his responsibilities
He ordered a period of “royal mourning” for her up to seven days after the queen’s funeral.
Royal mourning will be celebrated by members of the Royal Family, Royal House staff and Royal Family representatives serving with soldiers engaged in ceremonial duties.
The royal salute was presented by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park on Friday at 1pm with one round for each year of the queen’s life.
Thousands of people stood in solemn silence for 16 minutes at the end of the show, with cannons fired once every 10 seconds amid thunderous applause.
The Prime Minister and senior ministers will attend the commemoration at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London tonight.