A woman who gave King Charles III a peck on the cheek as he greeted the crowd before entering Buckingham Palace told CNN why she decided to kiss him.
"I couldn't believe it and I said to him, 'may I kiss you?' And he said, 'well, yes.' So I grabbed him, and I'm very happy," Jenny Assiminios told CNN's Max Foster.
"It never crossed my mind" that she'd ever kiss a king, she said, adding that he looked sad and it was "just a feeling" that came over her to comfort him as he mourns his mother.
"He's lovely, he's perfect," she said.
She said she loves the royal family and follows their lives.
Other people in the crowd earlier shook hands with the King and shouted well-wishes to him.
Watch the moment here: