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Charles III proclaimed king: a detail about Prince William did not go unnoticed during the ceremony

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While the official proclamation ceremony of Charles III as king took place this Saturday, September 10, a detail about Prince William did not go unnoticed. The future king in the line of succession used a pen with his left hand. Anecdotal? Not that much.

Historic moment! For the first time in UK history, a king has been officially named in a ceremony broadcast live on television. After a ceremonial first part led by Penny Mordaunt, the leader of the House of Commons, some 200 guests gathered in front of the new king. Charles III had to sign the proclamation. But it is not the only one, his wife and queen consort, Camilla, as well as his son and heir to the throne, prince William had to carry out the same act. It is the latter that has not gone unnoticed.

When Charles’ eldest son grabbed the fountain pen, a detail jumped out at many internet users: Prince William is left-handed. Many people sympathized with Prince Williams about the difficulty of writing with his left hand. A moment described as “stressful, because the position of the hand and the direction of writing tend to cause more easily”burrs“. Indeed, the writing hand relies on not dry ink.Being left-handed like him, I know exactly how difficult it is for William to sign an important document with a fountain pen.“, “Very happy to see that William is a left-handed comrade. He was very careful not to smudge… The scourge of our life as a writer…

William left, no surprise

In the line of the heir to the throne, several people were left-handed. For instance : the Queen Mother, King George VI, or even Queen Victoria. Moreover, these last two were forced to learn to write with the right hand. In 2007, a study by British researchers showed that there had been social pressure during the Victorian period at the end of the 19th century. A pressure that had almost made the left-handers of the country disappear.