The King’s first official photo shows him paying attention to the red box


Newly released photos show King Charles III performing official duties from a red box - Victoria Jones/PA

Newly released photos show King Charles III performing official duties from a red box – Victoria Jones/PA

first official photo of His Majesty the King Today shows that he’s paying attention to his red box, starting with his intention to go as monarch working in his new office at Buckingham Palace.

KingHer deceased mother is said to have accompanied her red box every day except Christmas Day.

Sitting at a desk in an 18th-century room in Buckingham Palace, with a photograph of his parents behind him, he has already had the task of signing the document “Charles R,” short for Charles Rex, his official signature as king. was

On his desk in front of him was a well-worn Shakespearean folio, from which he is believed to have quoted his oft-quoted lines. from his first televised speech: “May the flight of angels sing you for your rest.”

The photo was only a few minutes long and is understood to be one of the final frames after King finished his pose and quickly returned to work.

He sits at a 19th-century French mahogany writing desk in front of a painting of Jacob and Lear with his son Francesco Zuccarelli (1743), purchased by King George III for his royal collection.

The red box rests on a gilt stool made by Henry Williams in the mid-18th century.

The background has a unique black and white photo. late queen The Duke of Edinburgh was given to King George VI for Christmas by a young couple in 1951.

A new red box of his own is now being made Kinghas six boxes to carry his Royal Cypher.

They contain papers from British and Royal Government Ministers, and Commonwealth Representatives, and are sent from the Private Secretariat to the King anywhere in the world in a locked red shipping box.

Another document tied with a ribbon can be seen next to him.

Photo of King It was issued two weeks and two days later by Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II died.

It follows a long tradition of portraits of new monarchs.

In 1952, days after her accession to the throne, the Queen donned the crown for her official portrait by Dorothy Wilding. This formed the basis of the monarch’s image on millions of stamps from 1953 to her 1971.