Karl responsible! To King Charles III ascended the British throne, the reigning monarch is already busy at work.
“His Majesty the King’s Red Box 🧰‘ the royal family captioned an Instagram portrait of the 73-year-old royal on Friday, September 23. “The Red Box contains papers from government ministers in Britain and the Realms, as well as representatives from the Commonwealth and beyond. The documents are sent from the Office of the Private Secretary in a sealed red mailer to the King, wherever he is.”
Charles, who succeeded mother Queen Elizabeth II after her death on September 8 at the age of 96, was photographed in a blue suit as he sat at his desk at Buckingham Palace. His office also included a sweet nod to his parents: the late Queen and Prince Philip. On the table behind Charles’ desk was a framed portrait of Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, who died in April 2021.
In the Friday photo, Charles reached into the box for his daily government briefings. The Red Box is a British tradition for the reigning sovereign. For her part, Elizabeth was given her own box for almost every day of her reign after her coronation in 1952. While she went through paperwork on weekdays, weekends, and various holidays, Christmas Day was always off-limits.
Charles, for his part, was formally proclaimed the country’s new monarch on September 10 by the country’s accession council.
“My mother’s reign was unparalleled in its duration, devotion and devotion,” His Majesty told the Council at St James Palace at the time. “Even though we mourn, we give thanks for this extremely faithful life. I am deeply aware of this great legacy and the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now passed to me.”
He continued: “In assuming this responsibility, I will strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set in maintaining constitutional government and bringing peace, harmony and prosperity to the peoples of these islands and the Commonwealth realms and -Territories to target anywhere in the world. In this spirit, I know that I am sustained by the affection and loyalty of the peoples to whose sovereignty I have been called, and in fulfilling those duties I will be guided by the advice of their elected parliaments.”
Early in his reign, Charles said goodbye to his late mother during her state funeral on Monday September 19 Queen Consort Camilla, Prince William, Princess Kate, Prince Harry, Megan Markle, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Charles, his two sons and three siblings even marched in a procession behind the Queen’s coffin on Monday, where the King chose a wreath of flowers to place on top. He also wrote a note for his mother which, alongside his royal signature, was signed by Charles R.
“I think the letter was a poignant moment and I think it reminds us that Charles is mourning the loss of his mother,” said the royal expert Myko Cleland only told Us weekly back then. “Anyone who has lost a parent can perhaps sympathize. It must be incredibly difficult.”
The genealogist added: “I think [he had pride for] his mother and the great things she’s done and I can imagine it’s probably pretty daunting to step into big shoes like that, but Charles prepared very well. All those things — those opportunities to say goodbye — I think they bring an incredible amount of closure and they help in that process. I think all of those little details are important to both Charles and the nation.”
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