Charles was hailed as the “king of the people” at his first official reception as monarch, which saw hundreds gather at Holyroodhouse.
The King and Queen Consort met around 300 members of the British Southeast Asian community at a reception in Edinburgh on Monday.
Shahid Khan – a DJ better known as Naughty Boy, who also appeared on I’m A Celebrity last year – was one of the first guests to meet the king in the palace’s grand gallery.
He called Charles a “king of the people” after their conversation which focused on Khan’s 68-year-old mother, Zahida.
“My mum is in hospital right now and she said to tell the king he will always have a mum in her because she loves the royal family, and he said to send his love to her,” said the former winner of the Prince’s Trust scholarship.
“It was good because it’s human, and I really, really feel like this king is like the king of a people. It’s pretty obvious. And that’s what this country needs. right now.
Wearing two sparkling diamond rings, the DJ and record producer also spoke with Camilla.
“The Queen was saying how she remembered me, how she remembered my rings and also wished my mother good luck,” the British Asian Trust ambassador said.
The King, who met with guests for just over an hour, also spoke to representatives from Leicester, which has been rocked by unrest amid tensions between parts of the city’s Hindu and Muslim communities .
Rob Nixon, Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, said: “He was obviously grateful for what our role has been in terms of policing, and he was very, very interested in hearing the voice of community and how communities work together to bring harmony. ”
As Charles and Camilla spoke to people in the lobby, they were surrounded by well-wishers wanting to shake hands and take pictures.
They met guests of British Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Nepali, Bhutanese and Maldivian descent from across the UK.
The event was organized to recognize the contribution of these communities to health services, arts, media, education, business and the armed forces.
Bobby Nwanze, Chairman of the BAME Network on Edinburgh City Council and a freelance sports journalist, hailed it as a “great afternoon”.
“I think we can honestly say the country is changing, it’s changing a lot in terms of diversity, opportunity and also inclusion,” the 33-year-old said.
Flying Officer Arj Kugathasan brought photos to show his friend Cheavon Clarke meeting Charles at the 2019 Commonwealth Games, and Squadron Leader Amir Khan said it was an “absolute honour” to meet the King.