Charles III: Why changes in British life will be so long in coming

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The monarch’s effigy is everywhere, on postage stamps, banknotes, coins and courtrooms.


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Lhe handover from Elizabeth II to Charles III attests to this: in the United Kingdom, monarchical continuity prevails in all circumstances. The fact remains that when a new sovereign takes office, the external signs of royalty are replaced as well as the management teams.

The monarch’s effigy is everywhere, on postage stamps, banknotes, coins and courtrooms. Elizabeth II’s sigil, ‘ER’ (Elizabeth Regina), adorns ministerial paraphers, the draperies of the Covent Garden opera house, the flat Tudor hats of halberdiers in the Tower of London and the sewers. Passports and driving licenses were issued in the name of “Her Majesty the Queen”. And the prisoners were held at the “good pleasure” of Queen Elizabeth II.




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