The Bank of England announced on Tuesday that the first notes featuring the new King Charles III will go into circulation in the United Kingdom in mid-2024, but the portrait will be revealed by the end of the year.
The portrait of the monarch will appear on four existing polymer banknote models of 5, 10, 20 and 50 pounds, with “no further changes,” according to a statement released a week after Elizabeth II’s funeral.
In addition, banknotes bearing the image of Elizabeth II will continue to circulate in parallel and will only be withdrawn when damaged to “minimize the environmental and economic impact of the change of monarch”, following directives from the Royal House, the monetary authority said. .
A new polymer currency – which has gradually replaced paper money in the UK since 2016 – will only be printed to replace it. meet any aggregate increase in demand”.
Buckingham Palace unveiled a new royal monogram on Monday evening – Charles III’s initials – which will be displayed notably on government buildings and letterboxes and stamped on official documents.
Under Elizabeth II, monogram “EIIR” for Elizabeth II Regina (Queen in Latin).
The royal monogram for Charles III Rex (king in Latin) would be “CIIIR”. In images of the monogram released by Buckingham, the C and R are intertwined and a crown floats above the initials.
Couriers leaving Buckingham Palace will be flanked by a new “CIIIR” from Tuesday, the end date of royal mourning for the Queen, who died aged 96 on September 8.
Buckingham Post Office goes through around 2,000 parcels and letters every year, replies to invitations, letters or cards and formal letters.
After the national anthem, now sung in its male version “God Save the King”, many aspects of daily life in the United Kingdom will change with Charles III’s accession to the throne.
The face of the new king will begin to appear on currencies across the Channel, but also on other countries around the world or on British stamps. The names of ‘Her Majesty’s’ Government, Treasury and Customs have already changed to ‘His Majesty’.