Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom longest reigning monarch died on Thursday at the age of 96 at Balmoral, after reigning for 70 years.
Following her death and the proclamation of Prince Charles as the new King, the UK will see lots of changes.
So, what are some of the changes that we can anticipate? Lets take a look below..
Cash and Coin: In UK, all cash note and coins depict the face of the Queen but now following her death, new coin and cash note will be created with the face of King Charles.
However, its not just in UK, where the Queen’s face is used on currency, it is also used in country such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand and they too will eventually phase out cash with her image on.
Stamps: tamp – similar to cash – also depict an image of the Queen and again new ones will be created with the face of the King and the once that have a picture of the Queen will be phased out very gradually.
Post Boxers: The Queens cypher EIIR stood for Elizabeth II Regina with Regina the latin for Queen and Rex the latin for King.
Across the UK, apart from in Scotland most post boxers have this cypher across them and although after a monarch passes away, post boxers aren’t replaced, any new one made are likely to feature the cypher chosen by the new King.
Uniforms: The Queen’s cypher appears on many uniform in the UK including those worn by police officers and the military.
These uniforms will likely be updated over time with the new King’s cypher.
Passport: if you’ve ever checked UK passport, I will state “Her Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State requests and requires in the name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.
Therefore new passport issued will be tweaked to reflect the male pronouns of the new King. its likely that passport will only need to be updated once they have expired.
National Anthem: Now the Queen has died, the national anthem will no longer be God save the Queen. Likely will be changed to God save the King.