Charles left smiling at waiter's funny apology after bumping into him

King Charles III sees the funny side after shocked waiter says ‘Sorry, King’ after literally bumping into him at Mayfair pub

  • King Charles III was in a pub in Mayfair when he bumped into a staff member
  • The monarch was left smiling after the man apologised by saying ‘Sorry, King’
  • It came before Charles travelled to Sandringham for Christmas with his family

King Charles III saw the funny side after accidentally bumping into a waiter at a Mayfair pub.

The monarch had been out with his wife Camilla, Queen Consort, before Christmas when a member of staff walked into His Majesty.

The shocked man sparked laughter from Charles and his companions when he profusely apologised by saying ‘Sorry, King’, instead of ‘Your Majesty’.

It happened in the days before Charles travelled to Sandringham in Norfolk, where he spent Christmas with the rest of the Royal Family.

King Charles, pictured here at Sandringham on New Year’s Day, saw the funny side after bumping into a waiter at a pub in Mayfair before Christmas 

The King had been out with his wife Camilla when the surprise took place. Pictured: Charles and Camilla at Sandringham on Christmas Day

A friend of His Majesty told the Daily Mail: ‘The King and Queen attended a party at the pub and the man had to carry up a big tray of appetisers from the kitchen.  

‘He opened the door to the room using his back, so he could keep both hands on the heavy tray. Then he bumped into someone. 

‘He turned round and saw it was the King. Shocked, he said: “Sorry, King.”

‘He was later told by his boss that the King found it really funny and it was the first time he’d been called “King”. 

‘In future, he should call him, “Your Majesty”.’

It came after a trying year for Charles, with the passing of his mother Queen Elizabeth II in September leading to his ascension to the throne.

But he appeared in a good mood over Christmas, being seen laughing and joking with members of the public outside Sandringham over the festive period. 

In the coming months preparations will step up for his coronation, which will take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, May 6.

It will the first coronation of a British monarch in a lifetime, with his mother ruling for 70 years after she was crowned Queen in 1952.

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