King Charles III

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Charles Skips the Crown, Faces Left for New Coins

New king is replacing the late queen on British money

(Newser) - Britain's Royal Mint has unveiled the first coins to feature the portrait of King Charles III. Britons will begin to see Charles’ image on their change from around December, as 50-pence coins depicting him gradually enter circulation, per the AP . The new monarch's effigy was created by British...

King Charles Reveals His Royal Cipher

Design to appear across the UK, along with new money bearing his face

(Newser) - The royal monogram of King Charles III—to be used on new government buildings, passports, state documents, mailboxes, and more—has been revealed. The royal cipher features the interlinked letters "C" for Charles and "R" for Rex, the Latin word for "King," with "III" appearing...

Charles Spent Decades Expanding Royal Wealth

Control of $1.4B Duchy of Cornwall now passes to Prince William

(Newser) - King Charles III inherited a lot more than a throne when Queen Elizabeth II died last week—and his eldest son, Prince William, inherited a financial empire Charles spent more than 50 years expanding. Under a century-old tradition, the wills of British royals are sealed, but as the reigning monarch,...

Andrew Doesn't Catch a Break During Funeral Procession

'You're a sick old man!' spectator yelled out to prince in Edinburgh, shortly before being arrested

(Newser) - If Prince Andrew thought he was going to get a reprieve from public rebuke with the death of his mother, it didn't happen. Although most spectators who converged Monday upon the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland, for Queen Elizabeth II's funeral procession were respectful, one man was arrested...

King Charles Has a Slew of Housing Options

King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla don't have to reside at Buckingham Palace

(Newser) - We know the burning question on everyone's mind this Monday morning: Where are the new king of England and his queen consort going to hunker down for the long haul? Options abound, though opinions on where the royal couple will end up vary. The Independent notes it's "...

Caribbean Nation May Ditch King Charles

Leader of Antigua and Barbuda plans a referendum within 3 years

(Newser) - The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda wants the new King Charles to know it's nothing personal, but it may want out of the monarchy. In the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Gaston Browne says he plans to hold a referendum within three years...

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Palace Sets Date for Queen's Funeral

Westminster service will be Sept. 19

(Newser) - Queen Elizabeth's state funeral will take place on Sept. 19, at Westminster Abbey in London, officials announced Saturday. "We will carry out our duty over the coming days with the heaviest of hearts, but also with the firmest of resolve to ensure a fitting farewell to one of...

A British First: Accession Ceremony, Broadcast Live

Charles is formally proclaimed king

(Newser) - King Charles III was officially announced as Britain’s monarch Saturday, in a ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism—and, for the first time, broadcast live. Charles automatically became king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday, but the accession ceremony is a key constitutional and...

King's Emotional Speech Addresses Queen, Harry

Charles III makes his first speech

(Newser) - Britain's new king included Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, in an emotional inaugural address Friday while renewing the late Queen Elizabeth's long-ago promise of unfailing duty and service. "As the queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I, too, now solemnly pledge myself throughout the...

Camilla Is Now Queen Consort. Also: What's a Queen Consort?

Wife of King Charles III isn't the only royal to see a title shift after death of Queen Elizabeth II

(Newser) - This piece has been updated to reflect William and Kate's new title: If you think you're going to have a hard time remembering to call Charles "king" instead of "prince" from here on out (don't forget the "III"!), try to master that soon,...

Britain Is Changing Anthem, Flags, Coins

Canada will also eventually have King Charles III coins, notes

(Newser) - It's been so long since a reigning British monarch died that the Bank of England felt it necessary to issue a statement Thursday reminding the public that "banknotes featuring the image of Her Majesty The Queen will continue to be legal tender." Queen Elizabeth II was the...

Charles Gets the Job He&#39;s Spent a Lifetime Preparing For
The Era of
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The Era of King Charles III Has Begun

New king will have a very different style from his mother, analysts say

(Newser) - In Britain, the second Elizabethan age ended Thursday, and the era of King Charles III began—a huge change for a country and Commonwealth where most people weren't alive in 1952, the last time there was a change of monarch. At 73, Charles is the oldest person ever to...

King Charles III Makes His First Statement

It's a tribute to the late queen

(Newser) - The new king of England's first formal statement is, not surprisingly, about his mom. "The death of my beloved Mother , Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family," wrote King Charles III in a statement posted...

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