On Friday, Royal Communications distributed a photo of Britain’s new king at work. King Charles III is pictured performing official business in the 18th-Century Room at Buckingham Palace, alongside his signature red box. The briefcase-shaped box is used to store papers from government ministers in the United Kingdom and the realms, as well as documents from Commonwealth representatives.
There’s also a photo within the photo. In the background, you can see an image of his late mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with his late father, Prince Philip. The photo was a Christmas gift that the couple gave to Queen Elizabeth’s father, King George VI, in 1951.
Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at 96 years old, and King Charles’s accession ceremony happened Saturday, September 10. The late monarch’s funeral took place on Monday, September 19, and the royal family released a final portrait of the queen on the eve of the funeral. The aquamarine brooches she wore in the image were a gift from her father for her 18th birthday.
Charles’s coronation will be held at a to-be-determined date this or next year.
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