The Russian President VLADIMIR Putin was the first head of state to greet King Charles III on his official succession to the throne.
In a brief greeting on behalf of the Kremlin, Putin extended to King Charles his “sincere congratulations.
He wished him luck, good health, and all the best, saying, Your Majesty.
Since its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February, Russia has been engaged in a proxy war with the United Kingdom and the West.
Charles officially became king of England on Saturday at a meeting of the Accession Council, led by Penny Mordaunt, in St. James’s Palace. He will succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 96.
Several meetings between Putin and King Charles have taken place, including during the Russian leader’s state visit to Britain in 2003.