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King Charles III’s maneuvers after Queen Elizabeth 2’s funeral are head-turning

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The son of Queen Elizabeth II became a byword in the community and various media because of his behavior which was considered to violate the rules of the British Empire and was less friendly to royal officials.

Less than a month into his reign as leader of the British Empire, King Charles III has already stirred up controversy.

Queen Elizabeth II’s burial ground is ‘still wet’, but Britain’s new monarch is immediately maneuvering. King Charles III began to make changes within his court.

The body of Queen Elizabeth II was buried at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, London, Monday (19/9) evening. Her remains were interred close to her husband, Prince Philip.

King Charles III was present at his mother’s funeral, of course. Many global citizens also witnessed this historic event.

The son of Queen Elizabeth II became a byword in the community and various media because of his behavior which was considered to violate the rules of the British Empire and was less friendly to royal officials.

Here we summarize some of the behaviors of King Charles III that make you shake your head

Maneuver I: Want to remove Andrew, Harry, Beatrice

Not long after the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, news broke that King Charles III wanted to remove Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, and Princess Beatrice from the position of State Counselor in the kingdom.

Reported by Express.co.uk, Tuesday (9/20/2022), Prince Andrew is the younger brother of King Charles himself. Prince Harry is the youngest child of King Charles. Princess Beatrice is the eldest child of Prince Andrew and niece of King Charles III.

The position of State Counselor in the United Kingdom is an important position. The two princes and one princess are non-working royals. But thanks to their position as Counselors of State, they were the king’s mainstay in carrying out constitutional duties when the king fell ill or was not in England.

The position is stipulated in the 1937 Regency Act, under which the King’s spouse and four members of the royal family who are adults or over the age of 21, in the line of succession to the throne, automatically become Advisors who can replace the King in his official duties.

Official duties include meeting the Privy Council, signing routine documents and receiving credentials of new Ambassadors in the UK.

King Charles wants to amend the 1937 Regency Act. Reported by the Telegraph, Charles wants an amendment so that only members of the royal family who are on official duty can become State Counselors. That would be tantamount to removing Prince Andrew, Prince Harry, and Princess Beatrice from their ‘non-working royals’ status.

Amendments to the Act can only be made by the UK parliament. In recent months, some have called on Buckingham Palace to propose an amendment to the Act to remove Prince Andrew and Prince Harry from the role of State Counselor.

King Charles will reportedly act quickly in taking the relevant steps to amend the law.

If the law is indeed amended, then Princess Anne and Prince Edward – King Charles’ other two younger siblings – who are known to still serve officially for the British Empire (working royals), will be appointed to the position of Advisor to the King.

Maneuver II: Fire 100 workers

King Charles III, who ‘only yesterday’ became king, immediately fired 100 staff. All this time, the hundred staff had been working for him.

Reported by The Guardian, the civil service union criticized the dismissal notice during the mourning period after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. The people who lost their jobs included some who had worked for decades.

The dismissal notice was very sudden as it came just four days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday (Sept. 8). Workers at Clarence House, Charles’ former official London residence when he was Prince of Wales, were told they could be dismissed.

Mark Serwotka, general secretary of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS), said: “While some changes across the royal family were to be expected, as roles across the royal family change, the scale and speed at which these have been announced is callous in the extreme.”

She added that PCS, which represents some palace workers, is working to ensure staff have “full job security”, and continues to support other royal staff who are concerned that “their futures are being thrown into chaos with this announcement at this already difficult time.”

Clarence House staff are not believed to have a recognized union. Clarence House, located next to St. James’s Palace in central London, is the official London residence of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The office of King Charles III and Camilla will move to Buckingham Palace after the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The dismissal notice drew public criticism. Podiatrist Christhell Hobbs, 57, a regular guest at royal events, said: “I think it’s sad. They have a family to support.”

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Other Changes in the United Kingdom

Launching from Metro UK, after Prince Charles, became King Charles III, the new King’s face will appear on coins and banknotes. However, this changeover process will take a long time, at least two years afterward.

The new currency will be printed by the Royal Mint and distributed throughout the UK. Queen Elizabeth’s portrait is still spread not only on British money but also depicted on 35 currencies around the world.

Second, the lyrics of the anthem God Save the Queen will change to God Save the King. Changes to the lyrics will be made at every change of royal leadership, which has been adopted since September 1745.

Furthermore, there will be a change in British passports which will be changed and issued in the name of King Charles III, updating the new Royal Cypher or monogram on royal and state documents.

It currently reads “EIIR” (for Elizabeth II Regina) and will change to match the new King. Fourthly, changes to the post box and stamp on the post box and new stamps will probably use the new King profile.

Not to forget the flag that Charles uses as his new personal flag as King. The flag is also often used when the Queen visits Commonwealth countries.

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