King Charles III starts his royal work


Writed by - Andy Gocker
 King Charles III starts his royal work
King Charles III is back on duty after his mother's state funeral. © imago/i Images, SpotOn

In the midst of mourning

King Charles III (73) has officially started his royal work. That's according to a new photo released by Buckingham Palace on Friday (September 23). The monarch can be seen sitting at his desk. Next to him is a red box with documents. According to the caption, these are papers from ministers from the United Kingdom, as well as representatives from the Commonwealth and other countries. They 'are sent from the Office of the Private Secretary in a locked red postal box to the King wherever he is,' the palace continues.

Previously, his mother, Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), who died on September 8, held this position. Other pictures in the series show her in the course of her 70-year tenure with the red box. 'Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth received the red boxes made at her coronation in 1952 almost every day of her reign, including weekends and bank holidays but with the exception of Christmas Day,' the palace commented on the photos.

Despite the mourning phase: the royals take their first appointments

Officially, the royal family is still with King Charles III until Monday. arranged period of mourning. According to experts, it is unlikely that the royals will make public appearances during this time. However, small visits to thank the people who attended the ceremonies are possible.

Princess Anne (72) paid a visit to the Portsmouth naval base on Thursday (September 22). As Commander-in-Chief of Portsmouth, she thanked the members of the Royal Navy who had taken part in the funeral procession with Queen Elizabeth II's coffin.

Prince William (40) and Duchess Kate (40) in Windsor had previously thanked the volunteers who had arranged the funerals of Queen Elizabeth II in a short time.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8th at the age of 96 in Balmoral, Scotland. Her state funeral took place on September 19 in London's Westminster Abbey. She was then buried in the King George VI Side Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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