King Charles Hosts The West Indies Cricket Team Ahead Of First Red Ball Match Against England

The West Indies men’s cricket team is on a tour to England for a series of 3 test matches. The three red ball matches will be held on 10, 18 and 26 of July. The first match will be held on 10 July at the iconic Lord’s ground, London. Ahead of the first red ball match, King Charles invited and hosted the West Indies team at the Buckingham Palace. 

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The monarch met the team ahead of its opening Test match of the summer against England at Lord’s. The King, head of the Commonwealth, expressed concern for those impacted by Hurricane Beryl while meeting the squad.

West Indies captain opens up about meeting the king

While there’s a lot of protocol that needs to be followed while meeting any member of the British Royal family, the West Indies cricketers shared a sort of playful exchange with the king.

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite thanked the King for welcoming the team to Buckingham Palace, joking: “Also, I wish your horses all the best, I’ve been following them.”

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Speaking after the audience with His Majesty, Brathwaite said: “We were honoured to be invited and it was a great opportunity for the whole team to be here.

“Hurricane Beryl has been devastating but we want to make West Indians proud and put a smile on their faces during these tough times.”

West Indies cricketer teaches King Charles a new handshake

One of the exchanges from the meeting between the West Indies team and King Charles is taking social media by storm. One of the West Indies players got playful with the King himself.

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One cricketer taught the king a five-step handshake instead that included a high-five and putting a right hand on your chest, as the King joked: “That really is complicated.”

The funny exchange was entertaining to watch, with the King happily learning the hand shake. Videos of the event have surfaced and are making rounds on the internet.

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The West Indies men's cricket team is on a tour to England for a series of 3 test matches. The three red ball matches will be held on 10, 18 and 26 of July. The first match will be held on 10 July at the iconic Lord's ground, London. Ahead of the first red ball match, King Charles invited and hosted the West Indies team at the Buckingham Palace. 

The monarch met the team ahead of its opening Test match of the summer against England at Lord's. The King, head of the Commonwealth, expressed concern for those impacted by Hurricane Beryl while meeting the squad.

West Indies captain opens up about meeting the king

While there's a lot of protocol that needs to be followed while meeting any member of the British Royal family, the West Indies cricketers shared a sort of playful exchange with the king.

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite thanked the King for welcoming the team to Buckingham Palace, joking: "Also, I wish your horses all the best, I've been following them.”

Speaking after the audience with His Majesty, Brathwaite said: "We were honoured to be invited and it was a great opportunity for the whole team to be here.

"Hurricane Beryl has been devastating but we want to make West Indians proud and put a smile on their faces during these tough times.”

West Indies cricketer teaches King Charles a new handshake

One of the exchanges from the meeting between the West Indies team and King Charles is taking social media by storm. One of the West Indies players got playful with the King himself.

One cricketer taught the king a five-step handshake instead that included a high-five and putting a right hand on your chest, as the King joked: "That really is complicated.”

The funny exchange was entertaining to watch, with the King happily learning the hand shake. Videos of the event have surfaced and are making rounds on the internet.

Stay updated with all the cricketing action, follow Cricadium on WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram