Prince Charles made his first public appearance since giving his inspirational Christmas speech.
The 74-year-old monarch and Queen Camilla have been spotted sharing their New Year’s wishes to a crowd of royal fans.
Members of the royal family attended morning services today at St Mary Magdalene’s Church in Sandringham, Norfolk.
As they made their way to the chapel, Charles and Camilla stopped to chat with the supporters.
The King appeared in good spirits and addressed the crowd gathered along the fence.
When I shook hands with Reverend Cannon Paul Williams before entering, a big smile appeared on his face.
Baptist minister Helen Stokely said the king wanted the clergy to “get home in time for lunch” after the service.
According to Harrow, the monarch was seen waving to an ardent royalist who shouted to him: “God save the king”.
The King will spend his Christmas and New Year holidays at Norfolk and will fly to Scotland later today.
Prince Charles has been spotted for the first time since delivering an emotional tribute in his first Christmas speech to his “beloved mother”, the Queen.
While broadcasting his congratulatory message, he announced that he was not far from where his beloved mother and father were buried.
It was also acknowledged that the King’s speech was “a very difficult time” for Britons amid the cost of living crisis.
The last 69 speeches have been delivered by the late Queen and this was a historic moment for Charles.
During the broadcast, the King acknowledged how special this was for him.
“I stand here in Windsor Castle in this beautiful St George’s Chapel, very close to where my beloved mother, the late Queen, rests with her dear father.
“I remember the touching letters, cards and messages that so many of you have sent my wife and I and cannot thank you enough for the love and sympathy you have shown to our entire family.”
The King continued: “Christmas is a particularly poignant time for all of us who have lost loved ones.
“I feel their absence at every familiar turn of the seasons,
Remember them in each cherished tradition. ”