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10 Photos Of King Charles & Queen Consort, Camilla, Arriving At Buckingham Palace

The new British monarch and his wife greeted well-wishers.

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Crowds gathered outside of Buckingham Palace on Friday, Sept. 9, to greet King Charles III and Queen Consort, Camilla, upon their return to London.

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King Charles and the Queen Consort arrived by car after travelling from Balmoral following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and chose to stop before entering the Palace in order to speak to those gathered outside.

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The 12-minute walkabout marks the King’s first such event in his new role. The gathered crowds could be heard cheering “God Save The King”, while others sang the national anthem.

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The eager crowd shook hands with the new King. One lady even kissed the new monarch on the cheek! Another, pictured, kissed his hand.

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King Charles shook hands with countless members of the public, thanking them for their good wishes.

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The royal couple also took time to look at the many floral tributes left for the late Queen outside the Palace gates.

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The King went on to hold his first audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss at Buckingham Palace, and prepare for his televised national address at 6 p.m. BST.

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King Charles and Camilla walked together into Buckingham Palace.

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The formal proclamation of Charles as King is due to take place on Sept. 10 at St James’s Palace in London, and will be televised for the first time in history.