Today marks 100 days since the late Queen’s death, and her oldest son ascended the throne as King Charles III. Although his reign is still in its early stage, he has had a lot to cope with.
Queen Elizabeth II died exactly 100 days ago, at 96, following 70 years of faithful service. As the world grieved her death, her bereaved eldest son Charles stepped up to fulfill his destiny. He was crowned King Charles III, and it is thought that his staff saw the first 100 days on the throne as critical to establishing the tone of his reign.
However, it is safe to say that the new monarch has not experienced an easy transition during his initial three months in power. Not only was a huge in-tray thrown upon him, but he also had to confront a variety of unforeseen situations, many of which he could not have predicted.
What are some of these unforeseen situations?
Charles participated in a session of the Accession Council when he was officially declared King just 48 hours after becoming king. For the first time, the historic meeting was aired, and he was seen grimacing when a pen platter obstructed the process of his signing a paper, and he motioned for an assistant to move it.
But that was not the end of his problems with stationery because he was spotted in another viral video only days after in Northern Ireland. He was caught on camera becoming irritated over a leaky pen and snarling: “I can’t tolerate this b****y thing… every stinking time!”
Thankfully, after several weeks of royal grief, he could see the lighter side of his pen issues. During a trip to Dunfermline, Charles and the Queen Consort were asked to sign a visitor’s book, which he seemed to do with his pen. After delivering it to Camilla, he seemed to refer to the pen tragedies by smiling and saying, “These things are so temperamental.”
- When is King Charles III’s coronation scheduled?
May 6, 2023
- Who is a queen consort?
A queen consort is a reigning king’s wife.
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