Marking a new era! King Charles III’s code is released and will appear on government buildings, state documents and mailboxes in the coming months and years
- Charles’ monogram will appear on government buildings and state documents
- New encryption will also appear on some mailboxes in the coming months and years
- The initial C of the king is intertwined with the letter R for Rex – Latin for King
King Charles III’s new code has been unveiled ahead of the end of the official period of royal mourning – and will appear on government buildings, state documents and some mailboxes over the coming months and years.
The monogram has the king’s initial C intertwined with the letter R for Rex – Latin for king – with III within the R designating Charles III, with the crown above the letters.
The new monarch traveled to Scotland shortly after the Queen’s funeral last Monday, with the period of royal mourning lasting seven days after the late Queen’s funeral.
The King’s new code (pictured) has been revealed ahead of the official period of royal mourning ending
Charles’s monogram will appear on government buildings, state documents and on some mailboxes in the coming months and years. Pictured, the King carrying out official government duties from his red box in the eighteenth century room at Buckingham Palace, London
The monogram is Charles’ personal property and was chosen by the monarch from a series of designs prepared by the College of Arms. A Scottish version features the Scottish Crown and was approved by Lord Lyon King of Arms.
It will be used by government departments and the Royal House for the franking of mail and the decision to replace numbers will be taken by individual organisations.
The process will be gradual and in some cases the figures of previous monarchs can still be seen on public buildings and street furniture, especially letter boxes.
The encoder is the king’s initial C intertwined with the letter R for Rex – Latin for king – with III within the R denoting Charles III, with the crown above the letters
The College of Arms, which designed the numbers, was founded in 1484 and is responsible for creating and maintaining official records of coats of arms and family trees.
The heralds who make up the College are members of the Royal House and act under the authority of the Crown.
A Cabinet Office spokesperson said of replacing the late Queen’s code with Charles’ monogram: ‘Where changes can be easily made, such as digital branding, they can be made immediately.
“Physical things like signage or stationery will gradually be replaced over time as needed.”