Buckingham Palace revealed the new royal figure for the King Charles III which will appear on British government buildings, state documents and mailboxes.
The sovereign’s monogram consists of the intertwined initials “C” and “R”, representing his name “Charles” and “Rex”, the Latin word for king. As the king is the third Charles to reign, “III” was placed in the middle of the “R”.
A crown appears above the letters – and in Scotland this will be the Scottish crown.
The king personally chose the design for a series produced by the College of Arms, the palace said.
The Charles cipher replaces the “E II R” of the queen elizabeth II who died on 8 September after 70 years on the throne.
The Court Post Office at Buckingham Palace will stamp its first items of correspondence using the new cipher on Tuesday, the palace added.
Meanwhile, the Royal Mint, the UK’s official coin maker, said on Tuesday that it will release details of the coin featuring the new king’s image in the coming weeks. The new coins will circulate alongside coins and banknotes bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II, he added.
Updated banknotes with a portrait of the king will be unveiled by the end of the year, the Bank of England said in a statement, adding that the banknotes are expected to enter circulation in mid-2024. The central bank said the new banknotes will only be printed to replace banknotes. worn out or to meet increased demand.
Postage stamps will also be updated to feature an image of the king, the Royal Mail, the British postal service, announced on Tuesday.
Details of the image that will be used and when it will be released will be revealed in due course, the Royal Mail said. The new stamps will enter circulation as soon as current stocks run out, he said.
Source: CNN Brasil