King Charles III Smiles Through Pain While Carrying Out New Royal Duties

Only three days after Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral aged 96, King Charles III has already got to work by hosting a Buckingham Palace reception with Commonwealth dignitaries.

AceShowbiz -King Charles III has already got to work by hosting a Buckingham Palace reception with Commonwealth dignitaries, including officials from Antigua and Barbuda who are threatening to ditch the crown. Only three days after the British monarch died at Balmoral aged 96, the new British monarch smiled through his grief at losing Queen Elizabeth as he met with VIPs with Queen Consort Camilla on Sunday, September 11,

Charles and Camilla’s reception with Realm High Zommissioners and their spouses was held in the Bow Room of Buckingham Palace. During the event, the king was pictured smiling as he greeted officials from around the globe. It included dignitaries from Antigua and Barbuda, including the county’s Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who told the Earl and Countess of Wessex during a royal tour in April it was his country‚Äôs wish to “one day become a republic.”

before he attended the reception at the royal residence, Charles also met Commonwealth general secretary Patricia Scotland in the 1844 Room of the palace. Other guests included the U.K.’s foreign secretary James Cleverly, as well as representatives for Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, New Zealand, St Christopher and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Honorary Consul of Tuvalu.

The king, formally proclaimed at St James’ Palace on Saturday, September 10, also received the Dean of Windsor on Sunday. He and his wife Camilla were cheered by thousands of well-wishers as they separately entered Buckingham Palace on Sunday, while the Queen’s coffin made its 180-mile journey from her home in Balmoral, where she died, to lie at rest in Edinburgh before it is taken to Westminster Abbey for her state funeral.

The king and Camilla are scduled to take a tour of the four home nations in the run-up to Her Majesty’s send-off and burial at St George’s Chapel, Windsor next week. Charles will visit Edinburgh, Belfast and Wales in the coming days with Camilla and the UK’s Prime Minister to hear well-wishes from politicians.

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