King Charles unveils new royal cypher that will adorn buildings, documents and post boxes
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Buckingham Palace has unveiled the new royal cypher under King Charles’ reign, which is a small nod to his grandfather George VI.
Shortly after the royal put his mother officially to rest last Monday (September 19), King Charles III released the new emblem that will be seen on buttons, government buildings, liveries, military uniforms, passports and some post boxes, as per The Telegraph.
The design, which marks the beginning of a new era, features a Tudor Crown, honouring his grandfather George VI and an ‘R’ for Rex, which is Latin for ‘king’, as well as ‘C’ and ‘III’ the initials for the current monarch, replacing the 'E II' for Queen Elizabeth II.
“The decision to replace cyphers will be at the discretion of individual organisations, and the process will be gradual,” the Palace said, according to Town & Country.
While the late Queen's royal cypher will gradually be replaced, King Charles’ emblem will be included on all the mail leaving Buckingham Palace from today (Tuesday, September 27).
Meanwhile, Town & Country reported that the Bank of England said the new banknotes and freshly minted coins featuring the new King would be released by the middle of next year; however, the designs won't be made public until the end of 2022.
According to the outlet, they shared in a statement: “His Majesty’s portrait will appear on existing designs of all four polymer banknotes (£5, £10, £20 and £50)...Current banknotes featuring the portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II will continue to be legal tender and will only be removed from circulation once they become worn or damaged.”
The Royal Mail also announced that ‘everyday’ stamps would be updated to feature an image of King Charles.
However, they would be released once the old stamps are exhausted.
The Royal Mail has revealed that they have designed four new stamps to honour the late monarch.
The Independent reported that the new stamps would go on general sale from November 10 and feature portraits of Her Majesty during different stages of her life.
But if you’re a true royalist at heart, you can head to their website and pre-order now.
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