Jennifer Assiminios goes viral after kissing King Charles on cheek at first public appearance

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Jennifer Assiminios from Cyprus has gone viral across the world after she stole a kiss from the newly-proclaimed King Charles III at his first public appearance in London, UK on Friday, September 9.

King Charles was greeting people who had gathered outside Buckingham Palace on Friday to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II who died last week at the age of 96.

Video footage captured from the scene, showed Assiminios exchanging a few words with the King before he leaned forward so she could kiss his cheek.

Speaking to CNN, Assiminios said the King ‘looked sad’ and she ‘couldn’t believe’ he was right there in front of her.

Explaining that she asked for Charles’ permission before kissing him, Assiminios shared: “I have seen him in front of me. I couldn’t believe it and I said ‘may I kiss you?’ He said ‘well, yes’ so I grabbed him.”

“I am very happy. Thank you God for letting me see him and kiss him.”

Assiminios said she loves the royal family and follows their lives. When asked what it was like to kiss the King, she answered: “Oh, my God I nearly fell. I am going to take that kiss forever.”

Hours after Assiminios and Charles’ brief encounter, the King officially addressed the nation for the first time and praised his “darling mama’s warmth, humour and an unerring ability always to see the best in people.”

The King also promised his “lifelong service” to the United Kingdom and expressed his “profound sorrow” at the loss of the Queen.

This address came just hours before the ascension of King Charles III was officially proclaimed across the Commonwealth countries, including Australia, over the weekend.

The Queen’s body is now also lying in rest at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland after travelling from Balmoral overnight.

Source: The Independent.

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