« Back to articlePrint this article

What's Charles Doing At A Gurdwara?

December 07, 2022 10:45 IST

Britain's King Charles III visited the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Luton on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, and met volunteers at the langar, which provides vegetarian hot meals 24-hour a day throughout the year.


IMAGE: Charles beams as he meets school children during his visit to the newly built Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Luton, which is 47 km from London. All photographs: Chris Jackson/Getty Images


IMAGE: Charles shares a joke as he meets volunteers at the langar.


IMAGE: Charles learns about programmes the gurdwara delivers for the local community.


IMAGE: Charles speaks to local GPs who ran the Vaisakhi Vaccine Clinic during the pandemic.


IMAGE: Charles speaks to children who are learning Punjabi and traditional music inside the langar hall at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara.


IMAGE: Charles speaks to gurdwara members during the visit.


IMAGE: Charles in the prayer hall at the gurdwara.


IMAGE: A namaste is a greeting Charles has been familiar with for a long time.


IMAGE: Charles unveils a plaque to commemorate his visit to the Guru Nanak Gurdwara.

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/
Feature Presentation: Rajesh Alva/