King Charles III furiously gestures to assistants to erase pen and ink goes viral

King Charles III was just officially proclaimed the UK’s new reigning monarch on Saturday, but he’s been going viral for a while now.

Just before signing the Proclamation of Accession – marking his official ascension to the throne of the British Commonwealth – the monarch found himself frantically gesturing to assistants to clear the desk where he was supposed to write his name on the documents.

The items of concern included a pencil case and an inkwell, which were reportedly donated to him by his sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.

Charles seen on camera pointing to the items, asking them to be removed immediately.

“The clerk has to clear my desk for me. I can’t be expected to move things,” a person who watched the live broadcast joked on Twitterof one more addition,,First day of work and he is already fed up. LOL.”

A third noticed“Charles’ brief rage at the pen tray is definitely the highlight for me.”

A photo of King Charles II signing an oath
The new reigning monarch required a pen case and inkwell to be removed from the desk.
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At the ceremony, which took place at the century-old diplomatic center of St James’s Palace in Westminster, London, Penny Mordaunt, the leader of the British House of Commons and Lord President of the Council, invited His Majesty to sign two proclamations, including one in which the date of death of Queen Elizabeth II as a public holiday.

Beforehand, Charles, 73, gave a heartfelt speech about his mother’s death.

“My mother’s reign was unparalleled in duration, dedication and devotion. Even as we mourn, we give thanks for this very faithful life,” the royal family said.

“I am very much aware of this great legacy and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty that have now passed to me.”

Britain's William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, walk outside Windsor Castle, following the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in Windsor, Britain, on September 10, 2022 .
On Saturday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were also spotted reuniting with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle, which is said to have been a favorite retreat for the late monarch.

Her passing at the age of 96 capped off the longest reign of a single monarch in Britain’s history, having celebrated seven decades on the throne. Her last platinum anniversary took place in June 2022.

On Saturday, just hours after Charles was officially proclaimed king, Meghan Markle was also seen reuniting with Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The foursome gathered in public to witness the heartfelt tributes left in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.

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