A sentimental king King Charles III is keeping his family close by during his new reign with a collection of photos in his office — including one from Prince Harry Meghan Markle’s wedding.
Charles, 73, met with the U.K. Prime minister. Liz TrussOn Thursday, October 13, at Buckingham Palace. Like the late Queen Elizabeth II, the new king will meet regularly with Truss in private to discuss issues related to government.
In a video shared on Twitter by ITV’s Lizzie RobinsonThe Prime Minister shook hands with the new monarch and curtsied. The clip also showed off several sentimental family photographs displayed in the king’s meeting room.
One of the photos in the video is a portrait taken by Prince Harry, 38, of Meghan, 41, at their royal wedding in 2018. The photo shows the couple surrounded by their family and bridal party at Windsor Castle following their wedding ceremony at St George’s Chapel.
Following the duo’s wedding, the queen gave them the additional title of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Their family grew when Archie was born to them. This was the same month that they celebrated their one-year anniversary. Their daughter Lilibet was born to Meghan and Archie in June 2021.
Harry and Meghan decided in January 2020 to step back as royals. They planned to continue to work and become financially independent. After their shocking exit, Meghan and Harry let Queen Elizabeth II know that they had decided to retire as working royals in February 2021.
The duke and duchess returned to the U.K. for the late monarch’s funeral last month. Charles also has a photograph in his office that shows the four generations of royal family members. One photo is a snap of the king and his late mother, grandson. Prince WilliamPrince George, Prince George’s great-grandson, poses in the Throne Room. This photo was taken during Christmas 2019.
Before the king returned home to Buckingham Palace his Royal Highness spent some time in Scotland. Queen Consort CamilaFollowing the September state funeral of Queen Elizabeth. Charles previously had an Ascension Ceremony on September 10, two days after his mother’s passing.
“My mother’s reign was unequaled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion,” Elizabeth’s oldest child told the Ascension Council during the ceremony. “Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life. I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty which have now passed to me.”
The King’s coronation is not set to take place until May 6, 2023. The official event falls on the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan’s son Archie’s 4th birthday.