King Charles disappointed with ‘unfair’ task during first post-Coronation outing

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    The first official engagement for King Charles since his Coronation on Saturday (May 6) didn't quite go to plan.

    The King was taking part in a groundbreaking ceremony at the University of Cambridge's Whittle Laboratory earlier today (May 9).

    And when he was handed a rather shiny-looking brand new giant spade, he quickly noticed that the hole he was about to dig had already been dug… with the turf placed back on top of the spot he was walking to.

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    A raging King Charles said: “Don't tell me it's already been dug?

    “That's very unfair.

    “I was looking forward to doing a bit of gardening.”

    And with that, he flipped the pre-cut turf over – after a slight struggle due to his slippy shoes on the spade – and the gathering audience proceeded to clap.

    Bizarrely, he then raised the spade in triumph as if he had won the Champions League before slamming it back down into the turf.

    He then unveiled a plaque and gave a short speech – his first since becoming King.

    He said: “I can't tell you what a joy it is to be here, my third visit – I think you'll probably be getting fed up with me by now.”

    King Charles praised the work being done at the University to do with aviation, and also paid tribute to the cross-planet collaboration's the Whittle Laboratory has, too.

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    The fun didn't stop there, however.

    As he was being bundled back into his giant Royal car – solo, as Queen Camilla was not there – someone in the distance shouted “GOD SAVE THE KING”.

    It appeared as if the King did not hear it, as he got into the car and was then seen being driven off while strangely rubbing his hands in the back of his car.

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