LONDON (AP) – King Charles III has been pictured taking up his new state duties in Buckingham Palace for the first time.
In the image, the monarch is seen looking into his official red box which contains documents from the British Government and the Commonwealth
In a sign of royal continuity, the picture is taken in front of a photo of his late parents, Elizabeth and Philip, which the pair had gifted to King George VI in 1951 — the year before Elizabeth became queen.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth received Red Boxes, which were made upon her Coronation in 1952, almost every day of her reign, including weekends and holidays, but excluding Christmas Day. pic.twitter.com/hgGUZim8Y1
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) September 23, 2022
During her own reign, Queen Elizabeth II was also regularly pictured with her official red box, which each monarch receives from their private secretary.
The image was taken in the Eighteenth Century Room at Buckingham Palace three days after Elizabeth died.
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