Sep 9, 2022By: BI India Bureau
With King Charles III replacing Queen Elizabeth II as the monarch, new coins and currency notes will be minted and printed after the designs are approved.
The death of Queen Elizabeth II has given the British monarchy its first King after over 70 years.
The old coins and notes will be slowly phased out of circulation.
The old coins and notes featuring Queen Elizabeth II will continue to be legal tender for the time being.
Yes, other Commonwealth countries like Canada, Australia and New Zealand will also have to replace the Queen with the new King on their coins and notes.
Wordings in the new passports will soon be changed from Her Majesty’s Passport Office to His Majesty’s Passport Office.
The national anthem in the UK and New Zealand, and the royal anthem in Australia and Canada will now be God Save the King.
The new King will also appear on stamps in the UK and other Commonwealth countries in the near future, once the designs are approved.
Military medals will be changed. King Charles III will add the letter ‘R’ in his signature – R stands for Rex in Latin, which means King. Post boxes and police helmets could feature the new King’s cypher.