King Charles and Camilla, Queen Consort, have attended their first joint royal engagement in their new roles.

The royals were visiting the youth organisation Project Zero in Walthamstow, where among the crowd they were greeted by a group of excited school children from Barn Croft Primary School.

The outing took a funny turn straight off the bat when the monarch was asked a cheeky question by a young schoolgirl.

Immediately seeing the humour in the spontaneous moment with the gathered school children, the 73-year-old monarch seemed happy to engage in the back-and-forth banter, much to the amusement of the crowd.

“How old are you, King Charles?” the little one asked innocently.

His Majesty replied with a laugh, saying: “You can have a guess. Have a guess.”

One little kid shouted out “96”, which the King took in good humour with another giggle.

Following up on an invite extended at the Platinum Jubilee Big Lunch in June, the royal couple were visiting with Project Zero. The then-Duchess of Cornwall had met Project Zero founder Stephen Barnabis and youth champion Rico Thai-Richards at their event in June and their chat featured in Camilla’s Country Life documentary, which aired in July.

On Tuesday, the royal couple greeted the pair before being introduced to members of staff who deliver various programs, including digital talent, coding, music production, mental health and support services for women and girls.

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