King Charles multiplies engagements after he recovers from his first state dinner as Monarch

King Charles is greeted by royal fans as he visits the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn and St Bart’s Hospital in London the day after his first state dinner as monarch

  • King Charles, 74, stepped out for several engagements in London this morning
  • Greeted by young fans waving Union Jacks at Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • He also toured the North Wing of St Bartholomew’s Hospital during visit

After a historic evening which saw him host his first state dinner as Monarch, King Charles was back on duty again at a series of engagements this morning. 

The Sovereign, 74, visited the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn one of the four Inns of Court in London today, where he was greeted by hoards of royal fans. 

He also took the time to tour the North Wing of nearby St Bartholomew’s Hospital, in East London, to recognise the success of Barts Heritage for their Sharing Historic Barts project.

The King, who hosted a glitzy state dinner for South African president Cyril Ramaphosa last night, looked relaxed during these engagements. 

The Sovereign, 74, visited the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn one of the four Inns of Court in London today, where he was greeted by hoards of royal fans

The Sovereign, 74, visited the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn one of the four Inns of Court in London today, where he was greeted by hoards of royal fans

He also took the time to tour the North Wing of nearby St Bartholomew's Hospital, in East London, to recognise the success of Barts Heritage for their Sharing Historic Barts project

He also took the time to tour the North Wing of nearby St Bartholomew’s Hospital, in East London, to recognise the success of Barts Heritage for their Sharing Historic Barts project

He first visited St Bartholomew’s Hospital  where he was led on a tour of its North Wing. 

The establishment is England’s oldest hospital and the charity Bart’s Heritage is currently developing a ¬£10m project to restore the structure to its prior glory. 

The project will begin in autumn next year, to coincide with the hospital’s 900th year.  

He then travelled to Gray’s Inn, where he was greeted by a group of eager young fans who study at the new City junior school, based within the grounds.

The King, who hosted a glitzy state dinner for South African president Cyril Ramaphosa last night, looked relaxed during these engagements

The King, who hosted a glitzy state dinner for South African president Cyril Ramaphosa last night, looked relaxed during these engagements

e first visited Gray's Inn, where he was greeted by a group of eager young fans who study at the new City junior school, based within the grounds

e first visited Gray’s Inn, where he was greeted by a group of eager young fans who study at the new City junior school, based within the grounds

The King seemed eager to learn more about the work the members of staff and faculty do at Gray's Inn

The King seemed eager to learn more about the work the members of staff and faculty do at Gray’s Inn 

The Monarch shared a smile and polite conversation with one of the senior members of staff at Gray's Inn

The Monarch shared a smile and polite conversation with one of the senior members of staff at Gray’s Inn 

He looked dapped on a blue suit, paired with a dotted blue tie and an elegant checked pocket square

He looked dapped on a blue suit, paired with a dotted blue tie and an elegant checked pocket square

The Monarch listened intently to the members of staff and barristers during this visit in London this morning

The Monarch listened intently to the members of staff and barristers during this visit in London this morning   

The King heard more about barristers' efforts to support, educate, and develop both aspiring and practising barrister members

The King heard more about barristers’ efforts to support, educate, and develop both aspiring and practising barrister members

An affable member of staff shared a earthy laugh with the King during a reception at Gray's Inn

An affable member of staff shared a earthy laugh with the King during a reception at Gray’s Inn 

The Monarch appeared in good spirits and was seen smiling

The Monarch appeared in good spirits and was seen smiling

The Monarch appeared in good spirits and was seen smiling, nodding and laughing during his visit today 

Student barristers in attendance also got the chance to chat with the Monarch during his visit today

Student barristers in attendance also got the chance to chat with the Monarch during his visit today 

The King, who is Royal Bencher at the Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, was seen chatting to a member of staff

The King, who is Royal Bencher at the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, was seen chatting to a member of staff 

Hand in his pocket, the Monarch posed in front of a portrait that appeared to be his likeness during the visit

Hand in his pocket, the Monarch posed in front of a portrait that appeared to be his likeness during the visit 

The King was presented with a gift in a green box by a senior member of staff during his visit this morning

The King was presented with a gift in a green box by a senior member of staff during his visit this morning  

A barrister entertained the King with some joyous story that made the Monarch laugh with enthusiasm

A barrister entertained the King with some joyous story that made the Monarch laugh with enthusiasm 

The King then toured the grounds of Greay's Inn and met with some of the gardens' staff today

The King then toured the grounds of Greay’s Inn and met with some of the gardens’ staff today  

The children enthusiastically waved their Union Jack flag as the Monarch walked passed them, smiling and waving back. 

He then met members of its faculty and law students as well as barristers. 

During his visit he heard how more about barristers’ work to support, educate, and develop both aspiring and practising barrister members. 

Wearing a dapper blue suit with a lilac tie, the Monarch looked in his element as he chatted with several members of staff. 

The King took the time to chat to some of the young fans who had come to greet him during his visit

The King took the time to chat to some of the young fans who had come to greet him during his visit 

The grandfather-of-five seemed in great spirits as he talked to the schoolchildren on the grounds of Gray's Inn

The grandfather-of-five seemed in great spirits as he talked to the schoolchildren on the grounds of Gray’s Inn 

Upon his arrival, the Monarch was greeted by pupils from the new City junior school, based within the grounds

Upon his arrival, the Monarch was greeted by pupils from the new City junior school, based within the grounds

Well-wishers gathered, including a Corgi, gathered by Gray's Inn in order to greet the Monarch

Well-wishers gathered, including a Corgi, gathered by Gray’s Inn in order to greet the Monarch  

Pupils waving Union Jack flags enthusiastically welcomed the King to the grounds of Gray's Inn

Pupils waving Union Jack flags enthusiastically welcomed the King to the grounds of Gray’s Inn

The Monarch shook hands with members of the restoration project looking after St Bartholomew's Hospital

The Monarch shook hands with members of the restoration project looking after St Bartholomew’s Hospital

Charles seemed touched by the warm welcome he received from school children during his visit

Charles seemed touched by the warm welcome he received from school children during his visit

Followed by his security detail and some of the Gray Inn's officials, the King walks towards the crowds who had come to meet him

Followed by his security detail and some of the Gray Inn’s officials, the King walks towards the crowds who had come to meet him 

A sassy Corgi patiently waiting to meet the King during his visit to The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn's grounds

A sassy Corgi patiently waiting to meet the King during his visit to The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn’s grounds 

The royal stepped out of his Rolls Royce ahead of the series of engagements in London this morning

The royal stepped out of his Rolls Royce ahead of the series of engagements in London this morning 

The King spoke to a group of eager well-wishers during his visit to the society in London this morning

The King spoke to a group of eager well-wishers during his visit to the society in London this morning 

A royal fan brought their corgi to meet the King, with the canine eagerly waiting with other well-wishers

A royal fan brought their corgi to meet the King, with the canine eagerly waiting with other well-wishers 

The Monarch later visited St Bartholomew's Hospital in east London, where he was given a tour of the North Wing

The Monarch later visited St Bartholomew’s Hospital in east London, where he was given a tour of the North Wing 

Charles cut a cake during his visit, which recognised the success of Barts Heritage for their Sharing Historic Barts project.

Charles cut a cake during his visit, which recognised the success of Barts Heritage for their Sharing Historic Barts project.

The King, who is an architecture enthusiast, seemed interest to hear more about the hospital's history

The King, who is an architecture enthusiast, seemed interest to hear more about the hospital’s history 

The King looked relaxed during his engagement at the North Wing of St Bartholomew's Hospital today

The King looked relaxed during his engagement at the North Wing of St Bartholomew’s Hospital today

The King was taken by the beauty of St Batholomew's hospital, which is England's oldest hospital

The King was taken by the beauty of St Batholomew’s hospital, which is England’s oldest hospital 

The Monarch learned more about an soon ongoing project to restore the hospital and share its heritage with the public

The Monarch learned more about an soon ongoing project to restore the hospital and share its heritage with the public 

The King was greeted by breast cancer survivor Nell Bhadresha during his visit to the London hospital

The King was greeted by breast cancer survivor Nell Bhadresha during his visit to the London hospital 

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