King welcomes astronaut Chris Hadfield to Buckingham Palace

The King has held an audience with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield at Buckingham Palace.

Charles welcomed Colonel Hadfield – former commander of the International Space Station – to the royal residence on Thursday afternoon.

The pair met in a room filled with family photographs, which adorned the covered grand piano and other antique furniture.

Audience at Buckingham Palace
The King receives astronaut Chris Hadfield during an audience at Buckingham Palace (Victoria Jones/PA)

Colonel Hadfield, who logged nearly 4,000 hours in space, became a YouTube sensation with his performance of David Bowie’s Space Oddity from the ISS.

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