KING Charles stoically remarked “it had to happen one day” following the Queen’s death, Sun royal photographer Arthur Edwards revealed on TalkTV.
After spending time by his mother’s bedside at Balmoral, King Charles jetted back to London for his first audience with the Prime Minister, Liz Truss.
He greeted Arthur – who has been photographing the Royal Family for The Sun since 1977 – on the tarmac.
Arthur said: “هو (the King) came off the plane and I was the only photographer there.
“He came up to me and said ‘are you okay’ and ‘I said yes sir, very sorry about your loss’.
“And he said ‘well, it had to happen one day’. And then he just patted me on the arm and went off.”
It comes as the emotional King today pledged to follow his beloved mother’s selfless duty as he grew tearful during the national anthem.
The Monarch appeared sombre in Westminster Hall as the Speakers of the Lords and Commons paid tribute to the Queen.
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King Charles praised his mother’s unwavering service as he gave an historic address to MPs and Peers.
هو قال: “We gather today in remembrance of the remarkable span of The Queen’s dedicated service to her nations and peoples.
“While very young, Her late Majesty pledged herself to serve her country and her people and to maintain the precious principles of constitutional government which lie at the heart of our nation. This vow she kept with unsurpassed devotion.
“She set an example of selfless duty which, with God’s help and your counsels, I am resolved faithfully to follow.”
Just a day before the Queen’s death, a meeting between King Charles and Sun editor Victor Newton was captured by Arthur.
هو قال: “Prince William held out the hand of friendship when he invited his younger brother to take part in the walkabout on Saturday.
“I noticed Kate, the now Princess of Wales, and Meghan didn’t look each other in the eye and appeared a little cold.
“They may take longer to see eye-to-eye.”