Today, December 6th, King Charles III visited the recently built Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh Temple in Luton.

During the visit, the 74-year-old monarch took off his shoes and covered his head with a white, gray and blue checkered turban as a sign of humility and respect.

While meeting with volunteers at the temple, the king also made the traditional namaste gesture, which he has often used as a greeting during the pandemic instead of a handshake.

King Charles III / Photo: Getty Images

Charles also had a traditional meditation shawl draped around his neck while in the temple's prayer hall.

King Charles III / Photo: Getty Images


He was welcomed by Professor Gurch Randhawa, a member of the Sikh congregation at the Gurdwara, Deputy Lieutenant and Director of the Institute of Medical Research at the University of Bedfordshire.

He also met volunteers who run a Sikh school and spoke to students studying Punjabi and traditional music.

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