London – King Charles III, along with his son and heir Prince William and his wife Kate, the Prince and Princess of Wales, stepped out to greet supporters outside Buckingham Palace on Friday afternoon, just one day before the monarch’s coronation. stopped unexpectedly.
Royal fans flocked along The Mall, a wide tree-lined avenue straight to the main gates of Buckingham Palace, and flocked to the fence when they saw the king.Roll towards the royal palace.
Happily, the motorcade stopped, and the King, Prince, and Princess went out and walked toward the fence.
People have already set up camp for a few nights to reserve key viewing spots along The Mall, which makes up about half of the route taken by the coronation procession as the King and His Wife on Saturday.Taken to Westminster Abbey.
When the royals emerged from the car, the crowd reacted in shock, chanting “God save the king” and “Hurray hips!”
The King and Princes and Princesses of Wales worked on the other side of the mall, greeting people from all over the world, including as far away as the United States and Thailand.
Two women who actually got to speak to the monarch after spending two nights camping at The Mall told CBS News it was a “truly amazing” experience.
“I said to him, ‘Happy tomorrow,’ and he turned to us and shook my hand,” Joan said.
“He asked if anyone stayed the night. My hair stands on end. I said yes.” Then he leaned over and waved my hand. ”
Royal security details urged onlookers to put down their phones and enjoy the moment, according to the BBC.
Shortly after the three royals showed up, they got back in their car and drove to Buckingham Palace.
Emmet Lyons of CBS News contributed to this report.