And he entered the palace as he had said. When informed about how Gandhi was going to visit him at the palace, the King was angry. That fakir who behaved haughtily with my trusted officers? You invited him to be here with me? This was the king’s response when he first heard that Gandhi too was invited to royal reception. But for fear of popular criticism, the King kept quiet on it afterwards.
A great stickler of punctuality, he arrived at the palace gates on time in his usual attire. As he entered the palace, the palace guards could not but salute him as they would a king, though they were not given orders to do it so. Huge crowed had assembled in front of the gates to witness the great Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi entering the Buckingham Palace.