Among those he has met in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace were Prime Minister of Canada and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
ing Charles III has been greeting world leaders in Buckingham Palace who have come to pay their respects to the Queen.
Among those he has met in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace were Prime Minister of Canada and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.Earlier the King and Prince William met members of the public on Lambeth Bridge in a surprise visit to ‘The Queue’.
They thanked people who have come to pay their respects to the Queen.
They had earlier visited the Metropolitan Police central control room to thank emergency service workers for their work and support ahead of the Queen’s funeral.
The king shook hands with the new commissioner Sir Mark Rowley, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and the new Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
Later the Earl and Countess of Wessex met with well-wishers outside Buckingham Palace.
Meanwhile officials have warned the waiting time for the queue to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state is up to 14 hours – although it has fallen from 24 hours overnight.
The Government’s tracker feed has warned that entry to the queue will be paused if it reaches capacity. It had earlier warned people not not to travel to join the line.
Thousands of people queued through the night to see the Queen’s coffin.
Mourners last night could file past while the Queen’s children mounted a vigil around her coffin.
At around 10pm a man was arrested after ‘rushing towards the Queen’s coffin and lifting the Royal Standard’.
Her grandchildren including Prince William and Prince Harry are due to hold a similar vigil on Saturday evening.
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The Prince of Wales led his brother and cousins out of Westminster Hall as the vigil ended.
William was followed Zara Tindall and Peter Philips, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and the Duke of Sussex.
The Duke of Sussex wore a Blues and Royals No 1 Uniform, KCVO Neck Order and Star, Afghanistan Operational Service Medal, Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee medals and Army Pilot Wings.
Other family members watched on from the sidelines during the vigil, among them The Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The Queen’s eight grandchildren looked deep in thought as they stood guard around her coffin for a vigil in Westminster Hall.
The Prince of Wales was flanked by his cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Philips, while the Duke of Sussex stood with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, as Lady Louise Windsor and her brother Viscount Severn were at the middle of the coffin.
They had their heads bowed as members of the public filed past them.
William wore the Blues and Royals No 1 uniform, the Garter Sash, the Garter Star, the Golden, Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Medals and RAF pilot wings.
The Queen’s eight grandchildren, led by Prince William and Prince Harry who were both in uniform, have begun their vigil over the Queen’s coffin.
The Prince of Wales led his brother the Duke of Sussex, as well as his cousins Zara Tindall and Peter Philips, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie and Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn into Westminster Hall.
William was followed in by Harry, with the Duke of York’s daughters, the Earl of Wessex’s children and the Princess Royal’s children behind them.
Prince Harry was seen arriving in uniform to stand vigil.
On Saturday, Charles met leaders of the 14 countries where he is head of state such as Canada, Australia, and Jamaica after meeting the governors-general – the people who represent the monarch in overseas realms – at Buckingham Palace. Among those he has met in the 1844 Room at Buckingham Palace were Prime Minister of Canada and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Buckingham Palace said five prime ministers held audiences with the King on Saturday afternoon.
They were Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Australia leader Anthony Albanese, The Bahamas’ PM Philip Davis, the PM of Jamaica Andrew Holness, and Jacinda Ardern, PM of New Zealand.
The Queen’s grandchildren have arrived at Westminster to hold their vigil over her coffin as she lies in state.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have paid a personal tribute to the Queen, saying: “Goodbye dear Grannie, it has been the honour of our lives to have been your granddaughters and we’re so very proud of you.”