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King Charles III and Prince William sport matching grins at royal engagements in London

Despite The Crown’s controversial fifth series looming closer, King Charles III and The Prince of Wales both today appeared in high sprits as they attended royal engagements, seemingly unmarred by the upcoming drama’s scandal-filled release next week.

The new monarch, 73, laughed along with attendees at a reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Resettlement of British Asians from Uganda.

He grinned while chatting with actor and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar whilst hosting the event at the State Dining Room at Buckingham Palace today.

Charles cut a casually smart figure in a deep grey suit, featuring a single breasted blazer.

King Charles III grinned while chatting with actor and comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar whilst hosting the event at the State Dining Room at Buckingham Palace today

Meanwhile the Prince of Wales was also all smiles as he attended a roundtable discussion on the development and acceleration of African-led conservation at St James’s Palace

Despite The Crown’s controversial fifth series looming closer, King Charles III and The Prince of Wales both today appeared in high sprits. Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki pictured in the show

Charles added a pop of colour with a patterned blue tie and sported a Remembrance Day pin as he enjoyed the engagement.

A  colourful two-toned pocket square also peeked out from the King’s jacket as he appeared delighted by the guests’ company, with TV presenter Jon Snow also pictured at the event.

Former home secretary Priti Patel was also pictured sitting behind the King at the ceremony.

The reception commemorates the 1972 event in which Ugandan President Idi Amin told his nation’s Asian population that they had 90 days to leave – which saw as many as 40,000 people coming to the UK for a new life.

King Charles III pictured smiling as he met members of the Westend Gospel Choir after the ceremony

Charles added a pop of colour with a patterned blue tie and sported a Remembrance Day pin as he enjoyed the engagement

Charles cut a casually smart figure in a deep grey suit, featuring a single breasted blazer, as he spoke with guests

A colourful two-toned pocket square also peeked out from the King’s jacket as he appeared delighted by the guests’ company, with TV presenter Jon Snow also pictured at the event

The first evacuation flight landed at Stanstead airport in September, marking an important moment in the UK’s cultural history.

Guests included representatives from charities and organisations such as the Royal Voluntary Service, British Red Cross and Oxfam, who supported the resettlement of Ugandan-Asian refugees 50 years ago.

A ceremony at the event also provides an opportunity to reunite many of the refugees and volunteers whilst offering thanks to the several establishments which came together to support the community.

Jon Snow and Jonathan Dimbleby will present the ceremony, supported by speakers including Lord Gadhia, Baroness Shriti Vadera, Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Archbishop Lord Sentamu.

Also scheduled is a performance by the Westend Gospel Choir, with some 500 people in attendance at the event, most of whom have direct connections to, or are families of British Asians who arrived in the UK from Uganda 50 years ago.

Meanwhile his son – only a minutes’ walk away – was also all smiles as he attended a roundtable discussion on the development and acceleration of African-led conservation at St James’s Palace.

The Prince of Wales, 40, looked dapper as ever as he donned a smart charcoal suit, complemented with a burgundy tie and wearing a poppy, just like his father.

He appeared to laugh along with attendees, sporting a more serious look as he listened during an event with Tusk Conversation Awards winners.

Former home secretary Priti Patel was also pictured sitting behind the King at the ceremony today

The King pictured with the British Asian Trust Chair, Lord Jitesh Gadhia (centre right) during the reception and ceremony today

The King, pictured, hosted the reception which  commemorates the 1972 event in which Ugandan President Idi Amin told his nation’s Asian population that they had 90 days to leave

The new monarch spoke and laughed along with attendees at a reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Resettlement of British Asians from Uganda

Following the awards ceremony the previous evening, he joins a symposium bringing together this year’s winners, alumni from previous awards and conservation experts.

It offers an opportunity for Africa’s leading minds on the matter to share their knowledge and collective experience and expertise to further collaboration.

The royal later stepped out for a visit to the Royal Africa Society Film Festival at Embankment Garden Cinema, where he was pictured speaking with the organisation’s chairperson Arunma Oteh.

The Prince of Wales was also seen attentively sitting in a theatre and speaking to students about their experiences.

It comes as William last night remained professional as ever while presenting awards in his first public appearance since The Crown confirmed its new series will show Princess Diana’s infamous Panorama interview with Martin Bashir.

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He attended the annual Tusk Conservation Awards, of which he is patron, in Hampton Court Palace after Netflix dropped the trailer for series five of the fictionalised royal drama which included a tease of the 1995 interview – which William had previously asked media outlets never to air again.

The Prince of Wales stopped to sit down for a chat with students about their experiences ahead of the screening

The Prince of Wales wore a poppy on his lapel as he chatted to the students, while one young woman looked on with interest

The Prince of Wales looked engaged in the day’s events as he sat down to chat with students ahead of the screening and discussion as part of the Royal Africa Society Film Festival

As part of the film festival, the future king sat down for a discussion between Colleen Morris, Nana Mensah, Mo Abudu and Production Intern Naomi Rhodes

Prince William smiled as he sat next to Arunma Oteh, chairperson of The Royal Africa Society, during the film festival at Embankment Garden Cinema in London

On arrival at the Royal Africa Society Film Festival the Prince of Wales stopped to chat with students about their experiences

The Prince of Wales descended the red carpeted steps of the art-deco style cinema to watch a film and discussion as part of the Royal Africa Society Film Festival

The royal later stepped out for a visit to the Royal Africa Society Film Festival at Embankment Garden Cinema, where he was pictured speaking with the organisation’s chairperson Arunma Oteh

The Prince was all smiles as he posed with attendees at the film festival, after wrapping up an earlier engagement

William laughed as he enjoyed his time at the film festival following a busy afternoon in London

The Prince of Wales was also seen attentively sitting in a theatre and speaking to students about their experiences

 An enraptured William spoke to students about their experiences at the Royal Africa Society Film Festival at Embankment Garden Cinema

William listened on intently as he was snapped listening to students while dropping in for the film festival

William (pictured with Arunma Oteh) smiled as he enjoyed the film festival, and was seen in a theatre

The Prince appeared interested as he spoke to young film students during the festival in London today

William smiled for pictures as he enjoyed the event with Arunma Oteh, Chairperson at The Royal Africa Society, and its Deputy Director Desta Haile

William appeared to enjoy his time at the festival and was snapped smiling in what appeared to be a theatre hall

William was all smiles as he attended his engagements, including a film festival, in London today

The Prince of Wales, 40, looked dapper as ever as he donned a smart charcoal suit, complemented with a burgundy tie and wearing a poppy, just like his father

He appeared to laugh along with attendees, sporting a more serious look as he listened during an event with Tusk Conversation Awards winners

Following the awards ceremony the previous evening, he joins a symposium bringing together this year’s winners

Prince William pictured during the event, which offers an opportunity for Africa’s leading minds on the matter to share their knowledge and collective experience and expertise

Describing the BBC interview as ‘unethical’, he claimed it triggered the events that caused his mother to lose her life two years later. Despite fans of the show initially thinking just a few seconds of the interview would be depicted, it has now been reported that it will instead be shortened to a four-minute and 23-second segment.

The Prince looked focused as he attended the event in a display of stoicism, and later greeted guests including opera singer Katherine Jenkins with a beaming smile on his face. Wearing a black tuxedo with a shiny black bow-tie and a poppy on his lapel ahead of Remembrance Day on 11 November, he appeared in high spirits.

During the ceremony he praised the ‘truly remarkable people working on the frontline of conservation in Africa today’ as he presented them with awards for their work.

After helping to launch the ceremony in 2013, the father-of-three has continued to work with Tusk as it celebrates the work of conservation leaders and wildlife rangers in Africa.

This year, awards alumni from across Africa came together to attend the event in London, including Benson Kanyembo, a Law Enforcement Advisor at Conservation South Luangwa in Zambia, who helped to reduce elephant mortality rates by 66% between 2018-2020.

Another guest of honour is Edward Ndiritu, the Head of Anti-Poaching at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya, who has sustained a poaching level of near zero for seven years and counting across the Lewa landscape.

Addressing the audience at the awards ceremony, Prince William stressed the importance of environmental conservation despite living in ‘turbulent times’.

He said: ‘It is all too easy to lose sight of how critical it is that we look after our natural world. But we must remain focused on investing in nature and the environment, protecting it for future generations. 

‘We must not pass on the baton to our children and grandchildren, apologising for our lack of collective action.’

Jacky

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