When Will King Charles Make His First Buckingham Palace Balcony Appearance as Monarch?

King Charles III will soon make his Buckingham Palace balcony debut as monarch. The British royal family traditionally gathers on the iconic balcony of

the royal residence in London for big occasions, and the King's coronation in May will include such an appearance. Following the coronation ceremony that will see King Charles,

74, and Queen Camilla, 75, crowned at Westminster Abbey on May 6, they will take part in the Coronation Procession to Buckingham Palace, where Charles will appear on the balcony

for the first time as monarch. The royal couple will be joined by fellow members of the royal family on the balcony, although it's not clear exactly who that will

include. Although extended family members filled up the Buckingham Palace balcony each year for Queen Elizabeth's birthday parade, known as Trooping the Colour, the

appearance was limited to only working royals (those who carry out official duties for the monarch) in June 2022 during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. This meant that

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who stepped back from their royal roles in 2020, and Prince Andrew, who is no longer a working royal following his association with convicted sex

offender Jeffrey Epstein, did not appear on the balcony.