[IN IMAGES] King Charles III goes out to greet the crowd on his arrival at Buckingham Palace

[IN PICTURES] King Charles III comes out to greet the crowd upon his arrival at the Buckingham Palace


The day after his accession to the throne, King Charles III went out for a long time to meet the thousands of people massed in front of Buckingham Palace when he arrived at his official residence as the monarch on Friday.  

After spending the night at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where Elizabeth II died on Thursday, Charles flew back to London on a Royal Air Force jet before heading to the palace.< /p>

As he got out of the car carrying him with Queen Consort Camilla, the 73-year-old sovereign approached the crowd behind barriers. In a dark suit, he shook hands, exchanged a few words, gave hand salutes, to cries of “God Save the King!” or sometimes the British anthem.

The royal standard, signaling the presence of the monarch in his principal residence, was then hoisted on the palace for the first time in his reign.

When the sovereign is absent, the British flag — the Union Jack — flies on the palace.

King Charles then walked through the courtyard with Camilla, his wife now queen consort, and then entered the building.

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Charles is due to record his first royal address there in the Blue Drawing Room, which will be broadcast on television at 6 p.m. local time (5 p.m. GMT). 

An official photo will be taken during this registration.

He is also due to receive Prime Minister Liz Truss , before being officially proclaimed king on Saturday morning.