Charles III gets first royal kiss as mourner greets king back to London with quick peck


KING Charles III was treated to a kiss from one of his new subjects as he thanked mourners for their support following the death of the Queen.

Britain’s new monarch shook hands with members of the public, stopping to get out of his car while arriving at Buckingham Palace.

Charles and his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, stepped out of the royal car to huge cheers from a crowd gathered outside the palace, television footage showed.

The king then proceeded to shake hands with dozens of well-wishers and look at floral tributes to his mother for at least ten minutes.

Several members of the public sang “God save the King” and one said, “Love you Charles!”

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King Charles III was welcomed back with a peck on the cheek by a well-wisher (Image: BBC)

Sir Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill and a friend of the monarch, said King Charles III will be “his own person” as the monarch.

The former Tory minister told BBC Radio 4’s World At One programme: “Each sovereign is their own person, and he will be his own person.

“But… he’s served a very long apprenticeship at the feet of an absolute master.

“I mean by common consent the Queen never put a foot wrong in 70 years, and there is much to learn which he will have learned from her reign.

“But to an extent, he will be his own King, of course, he will, but within the constitutional constraints of being the sovereign.”


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