The day after his mother died at Balmoral Castle, the king had just landed in London and rolled to Buckingham Palace in the state carriage, the new monarch experienced what it means to be a monarch. A chorale began, unheard for more than seven decades, "God save the King" from many throats. It was actually meant for him, Charles III, who walked past the people, visibly touched, and shook hands and received flowers. An expression of his closeness and at the same time a nightmare for all bodyguards. One exuberant even kissed his rosy cheek.