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    The cypher of King Charles III has been revealed, showing an image to be used by government departments and on state documents and post boxes.

    It was personally chosen by the King, from a range of designs produced by the College of Arms.

    The monogram combines his initial "C" and "R" for Rex, the Latin for king, plus III for the third King Charles.

    The cypher, a visual identity for the new reign, replaces the E II R of Queen Elizabeth II.

    As the period of royal mourning ends, the new cypher of King Charles will be used for the first time.

    Its first application will be in the Buckingham Palace post room on Tuesday, with the cypher used to frank letters from the Royal Households.

    There is a separate version of the cypher for Scotland, which features the Scottish Crown.

    But there won't be a sudden change on post boxes or on public buildings.

    There are still post boxes in use from the reign of Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V and VI, and the original cyphers remain until boxes need to be replaced.

    Almost 70,000 of the current post boxes, about 60% of the total, date from the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. There are only about 170 surviving from the short reign of Edward VIII, who abdicated in 1936.

    Boxes already under construction or ready for installation will continue to have the late Queen's cypher, Royal Mail says.

    Where royal cyphers appear on buildings, it will be up to individual organisations to decide when or if they will be updated.
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    There are only about 170 surviving from the short reign of Edward VIII, who abdicated in 1936.
    Can you put a bid in for them?

    They'd be worth fortunes on ebay to the nips and seppos.

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    The Bank of England will reveal images of updated banknotes featuring a portrait of HM King Charles III by the end of this year. The notes are expected to enter circulation by mid-2024.

    His Majesty’s portrait will appear on existing designs of all four polymer banknotes (£5, £10, £20 and £50). This will be a continuation of the current polymer series and no additional changes to the banknote designs will be made.

    In line with guidance from the Royal Household to minimise the environmental and financial impact of the change of monarch, existing stocks of notes featuring HM Queen Elizabeth II will continue to be issued into circulation. New notes will only be printed to replace worn banknotes and to meet any overall increase in demand for banknotes.

    Current banknotes featuring the portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II will continue to be legal tender and will only be removed from circulation once they become worn or damaged. They will co-circulate with those featuring HM King Charles III.

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    The Royal Mint, the official maker of UK coins, has confirmed that coins featuring the portrait of His Majesty King Charles III will enter circulation.

    All UK coins bearing the effigy of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will also remain legal tender and in active circulation. Historically it has been commonplace for coins featuring the effigies of different monarchs to co-circulate. This ensures a smooth transition, with minimal environmental impact and cost.

    Anne Jessopp, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Mint said: “We are honoured to have struck each UK coin of Her Late Majesty’s reign, documenting her journey from young Queen to respected Head of State. As official coin maker to the UK, we have told the story of each monarch since Alfred the Great and are now preparing for the biggest change in British coinage for several decades.

    “The first coins bearing the effigy of His Majesty King Charles III will enter circulation in line with demand from banks and post offices. This means the coinage of King Charles III and Queen Elizabeth II will co-circulate in the UK for many years to come.”

    There are approximately 27 billion coins currently circulating in the UK bearing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. These will be replaced over time as they become damaged or worn, and to meet demand for additional coins.

    The Royal Mint will unveil further details about the coinage of King Charles III over the coming weeks.

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    All the important things

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    One of the new coins. The way things are going, by the time it comes out, it will be worth about three satang.


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    The Queen's timing was immaculate, I must say.

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    King Charles will not attend next month’s Cop27 international climate change summit in Egypt, Buckingham Palace has confirmed.

    The Palace said it was agreed the King, who is passionate about environmental issues, would not attend after he was given advice by Liz Truss.

    The Palace said: “With mutual friendship and respect there was agreement that the King would not attend.”

    Traditionally members of the royal family go on overseas visits after taking advice from the Government.

    The decision comes after after The Sunday Times claimed Ms Truss had “ordered” the King not to attend the event.

    Before he ascended the throne, it was believed the King, who attended the Cop26 summit in Glasgow last year, would also would go to Egypt.

    Downing Street would not comment on the report which said the King had wanted to deliver a speech to delegates at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

    A spokeswoman said: “We do not comment on meetings between the Prime Minister and the King.”

    But a No 10 source claimed it was “ridiculous” to suggest that the Prime Minister “gives orders” to the monarch.

    The Sunday Times claimed it is understood that after the King sought advice from the Government, it was agreed this would not be the right occasion for Charles to make his first overseas visit as sovereign.

    The paper quoted a senior royal source as saying: “It is no mystery that the King was invited to go there. He had to think very carefully about what steps to take for his first overseas tour, and he is not going to be attending Cop.”

    The source said the decision was made on the Government’s advice and was “entirely in the spirit of being ever-mindful as King that he acts on Government advice”.

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    The Royal Family announced it has received more than 50,000 letters and cards since the death of Queen Elizabeth II last month.

    The family posted on Twitter on Saturday that the letters have been addressed to King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla and other members of the royal family. They posted that a “small but dedicated” correspondence team is carefully sorting, reading and responding to the messages as they arrive.

    The post included four pictures of stacks of letters tied in rubber bands on tables with people reviewing them in the background.


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    King Charles III and his wife Camilla, the queen consort, visited Scotland Monday in their first joint public engagement since the royal mourning period to remember Queen Elizabeth II ended.

    Large crowds turned out on the streets of Dunfermline in Fife, north of Edinburgh, hoping to get a glimpse of the new monarch. Charles, who wore a kilt for the visit, spent some time shaking hands with well-wishers after he greeted Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and other leaders.

    The royal couple were visiting to formally give city status to Dunfermline, the birthplace of another King Charles: Charles I, who reigned in the 17th century before his execution, was the last British monarch born in Scotland.

    Later Monday, Charles and Camilla will host a reception for around 300 guests at Edinburgh to celebrate the British South Asian community. The royals will meet British Indians, Pakistanis, and many others and pay tribute to the contributions they made to the U.K.

    Charles became sovereign immediately upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth in Balmoral Castle, Scotland, on Sept. 8. Britain held 10 days of national mourning, while the royal family extended the mourning period for a week after the queen's funeral on Sept. 19.


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    ^
    As a USA citizen, what is your interest in Charles the complete knob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    ^
    As a USA citizen, what is your interest in Charles the complete knob.
    The Seppos love the royal family. Them and the nips are the ones that buy most Princess Diana toilet roll, Princess Kate commemorative dog bowls, etc.

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    Oh ffs can he just nick off and go kinging somewhere else please.
    Somewhere like Japan would lap up all the dressing up and poncing about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    Oh ffs can he just nick off and go kinging somewhere else please.
    Somewhere like Japan would lap up all the dressing up and poncing about.

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    Shut up, he is a bigger tourist attraction than the Blackpool Tower.

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    The Stone of Scone will return to Westminster Abbey for the coronation of King Charles the Spaniel whenever that may happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Shut up, he is a bigger tourist attraction than the Blackpool Tower.
    He may well be but the whole setup is sus.
    Inbred nitwits bedazzling the muppetry with an expensive show, for which the plebs must pay.
    Here in Straya the rough, tough, larrikin rebels can’t kneel fast enough when there’s a sniff of superiority in the air.
    I find the assertion that he is of service to us is laughable.
    It shows just how gullible and willing to be ruled most of the dipwits are.
    Self-deluding suckholes and for nothing but to be robbed and downtrodden.
    Nauseating.
    But still, it’s a good gig getting your bum kissed clean every day and getting paid for it too.

    edit - if the Brits insist on a monarch then it should be Anne. She’s got more balls than her brothers combined and opens fetes until she’s blue in the face, and doesn’t seem to want to fondle teenagers or morph into a tampon.
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    Fuck me, triggered or what?


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    Docmartin is correct, why on earth do we kowtow to this sad excuse of a man.
    He has a valet who has to put 1” of toothpaste on his toothbrush.

    Anyone who thinks the Royal mob deserve their place or respect is definitely deranged.

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    ^ are you lot going to search for Bonnie Prince Benders successor once Jimmy Kranke wins independence

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    ^ are you lot going to search for Bonnie Prince Benders successor once Jimmy Kranke wins independence
    In keeping with Royal tradition, Scotland shall appoint a complete undeserving thick tosser for the role. Are you up for it?

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    ^ i don't qualify by either nationality or penchant for cross dressing, fill yer boots

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The Seppos love the royal family.
    With the Royals, it is a learning experience for me and will continue to be. I give it at least 20 more years for King Charles.

    Still waiting for their mint to place a portrait of King Charles III on a 1oz gold coin (maybe by the end of December 2022). Whatshername has one of the Queen. Routine birthday gift for her. 1oz gold coins from different countries. This year it was going to be a Ukrainian 1 oz gold coin, but they are over priced (about 900.00 US dollars) so I’ll wait for the UK Mint.

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    KING Charles has been allowed to vet Holyrood legislation freezing rents and banning evictions as it will affect “residential tenancies on His Majesty’s private estates” at Balmoral.

    The new monarch has been able to lobby for changes to the Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill under a controversial process known as Crown consent.

    The long-standing but obscure mechanism was regularly used by the Queen, however this is the first example of it being deployed by her son.

    However what changes - if any - have been made at his request remain a secret.

    The Bill is being put through Holyrood in just three days this week as emergency legislation in order to protect tenants from the worst of the cost of living crisis this winter.

    If passed, it will see social, private and student accommodation rents frozen from September 6 to 31 March next year, subject to certain specific exemptions for landlords with extra costs.

    It will also create a six month moratorium on evictions, with exemptions for tenants guilty of criminal or anti-social behaviour, or running up excessive arrears.

    Landlords will also be able to sell or move into their properties if they face financial hardship.

    Private and social landlords have warned the Bill could have unintended consequences, including reducing the supply of homes for rent and worsening homelessness.

    The King’s involvement, a legacy of Westminster practice, was confirmed by the Scottish Government in the policy memorandum accompanying the Bill.

    It said Crown Consent is required “where a Scottish Bill impacts the Royal prerogative, the hereditary revenues of the Crown or the personal property or interests of the Sovereign”.

    It said: “Crown consent will be required because it is considered that the provisions in the Bill affecting private residential tenancies could affect residential tenancies on His Majesty’s private estates and those on land forming part of the Scottish Crown Estate.”

    The Scottish Crown Estate manages land and property previously held by the monarch, but its profits are used by the Scottish Government.

    The Guardian newspaper revealed last year that Scottish ministers had given the Queen advance access to at least 67 Bills under Crown Consent since devolution in 1999.

    They included laws on planning, property taxation, and a Bill preventing forestry inspectors entering Crown land, including Balmoral, without the Queen’s permission.

    After a row about the issue, Holyrood’s Presiding Office, Alison Johnstone, told Scottish ministers to declare if Crown consent affected any Bill at its introduction, rather than admitting the monarch's involvement when the legislation completed its final stage.

    The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill is both the first Bill affected by Ms Johnstone’s ruling and the first to involve the new King.

    Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton, whose party has fought for greater transparency on Crown consent, said the Government’s memo revealed virtually nothing.

    He said: “This policy would ensure we still remain utterly in the dark. The Scottish government should instead specifically list any changes made to legislation at the request of the King’s lawyers when it arrives at and goes through parliament.

    “Everyone deserves to know how their laws are being made because transparency and scrutiny are pillars of our democracy.”

    Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar added: ““ think people would expect any democratic system, a system designed for the people and in a representative parliamentary democracy, for these issues all to be out in the open for people to know how decisions are made, why decisions are made and where suggested amendments have come from.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    This year it was going to be a Ukrainian 1 oz gold coin, but they are over priced (about 900.00 US dollars) so I’ll wait for the UK Mint.
    The price of gold is currently north of $1700.00 per oz. Guess you've got it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    The price of gold is currently north of $1700.00 per oz. Guess you've got it wrong.
    Looks like 'the Thai gf' missed out on a bargain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceman123 View Post
    The price of gold is currently north of $1700.00 per oz. Guess you've got it wrong.
    1,700.00 + 900.00

    Ya peon. That would be over priced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by docmartin View Post
    Somewhere like Japan would lap up all the dressing up and poncing about.
    Japan has its own royal family, though. Not one tenth as ostentatious, thankfully

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