Special Significance: Charles III. was photographed with 'Red Box' - that's behind the ritual


Writed by - Andy Gocker
 dpatoppictures - HANDOUT - September 23, 2022, Great Britain, London: King Charles III. of Great Britain sits on official government duties from his red box in the Eighteenth Century Room at Buckingham Palace. (to dpa «New British
King Charles III © dpa, Victoria Jones, lf sb

It must have been a special moment for him: the new British King Charles III (73) was photographed reading government documents from the famous 'Red Box' for the first time.

Buckingham Palace releases photo

The monarch who the death of his mother Elizabeth II. am 8. September automatically succeeded them , can be seen on the picture published by the palace on Saturday night at an ornate desk in Buckingham Palace.

The 'red box' with the government documents is on a padded piece of furniture next to the table. Different papers with stamps and handwritten notes look out. A black and white photo of the king's parents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, can be seen in the background.

This is in the Red Box

The British monarch receives daily updates on important government events and activities. Laws that need to be signed before they can come into force are also transported in the lockable red boxes from the luxury manufacturer Barrow Hepburn & Gale. The documents are sent from the Private Secretary's office in a locked red postal box to the King wherever he is.

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 not on Christmas Day.

Hence the 'Red Box' has its color

According to the manufacturer, there are two theories for the red color of the box: The first goes back to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who is said to have preferred the color because it was prominent in the coat of arms of his family, the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was used.

The second explanation seems much more curious: It goes back to the 16th century and to Queen Elizabeth I. Queen emissary Francis Throckmorton presented the Spanish ambassador, Bernardino de Mendoza, with a specially made red briefcase filled with black pudding. Because the action was seen as an official communication from the Queen, the color red became the official state color from then on. (jve with dpa)

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