The entrepreneurial community at WORQ was lucky to meet King Charles III (former Prince of Wales) while he was on his Commonwealth tour back in 2017.

As His Majesty succeeded to the throne after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, the news brought back memories of the memorable community meet.

When the King met the business community

King Charles III’s visit gave a lasting impression on the community as everyone reminisced about the encounter that happened on the 3rd of November 2017. Becky Kux, former Portfolio Manager of 500 Startups, remembered him as being down-to-earth, cordial, and friendly, despite his formal appearance as a British monarch in the media.

Stephanie Ping, CEO and Co-Founder of WORQ, added, “He is very engaging in person and is very versatile in the topics of conversation, ranging from startup to business.” Ping was surprised to see the King portraying that personality, which is rarely captured in the media.