Posted on November 10, 2023
Security is likely to have been very tight at the Central United Synagogue in the West End as the 74-year-old monarch marked the operation’s 85th anniversary.
Charles met the group from the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) as well as Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis and Lord Lieutenant for London, Sir Kenneth Olisa.
He also met the synagogue’s president Michael Goldstein, its senior rabbi Barry Lerer, AJR trustees chair Michael Karp and AJR chief executive Michael Newman.
In a short clip, the King could be heard saying: ‘Some familiar faces,’ as he sat down to join them at the table.
Speaking to a man who was sat down, Charles, 74, said: ‘I hope you’re keeping in reasonable…’ to which he said: ‘We’re still here,’ which made the King chuckle.
Charles then said: ‘You are remarkable, I was trying to remember how old you were when you arrived,’ to which the man then responded: ‘I’m 98’.
The monarch then said: ’98. And you were what – six or seven, eight or something?’
The Monarch, 74, enjoyed a sweet moment with a group of refugees as he chatted to them today