King Charles III gets first engagement since Queen’s death


LONDON (AP) — King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla, visited Scotland on Monday for their first joint public engagement in honor of Queen Elizabeth II since the end of a royal mourning period.

Hundreds of people turned up on the streets of Dunfermline, Fife, north of Edinburgh, hoping to catch a glimpse of the new monarch. Charles wore a kilt for the visit after greeting Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other leaders and took time to shake hands with well-wishers.

The royal couple’s visit was to formally grant the city of Dunfermline, the birthplace of another king, Charles I: Charles I, who reigned in the 17th century before his execution, was the last Scottish-born British monarch.

Dunfermline was one of eight towns to receive city status as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations earlier this year to mark Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary.

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