Britain's King Charles III shook hands with dozens of members of the public outside Buckingham Palace on Friday, as emotional supporters took photos and greeted the new monarch after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, on Thursday.
Charles and his wife Camilla, Queen Consort, exit the royal carriage just outside the gates of Buckingham Palace in an unexpected move on the way back to London from Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where the Queen died.
The couple, dressed in black, were greeted to cheers and applause from a crowd of hundreds gathered outside the building, TV footage showed.
The king then shook hands with dozens of supporters and watched the floral tributes to his mother for more than ten minutes.
Several spectators sang "God save the King" and one shouted "I love you Charles! One woman kissed Charles' hand, while another reached over the guardrail to hug him and kiss him on the cheek.
Many told him they were sorry for his loss and he thanked them.
People gathered outside the building pointed their phone cameras at Charles as he walked by, flanked by security personnel.
A security guard asked people to put down their phones as the king approached and just enjoy the moment.
Charles and Camilla then walked through the palace gates.