New clip showing King Charles III furiously gesturing aides to clear desk goes viral
The incident happened moments before King Charles signed the Accession Proclamation that marked his official ascension as the king of Britain
LONDON, ENGLAND: King Charles III was proclaimed as the new monarch in the UK on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Meanwhile, a new clip has surfaced that shows the frustrated king asking his aides to clear up the desk for him. The monarch was caught grimacing and motioning royal aides to move a pen and ink box from his desk during the signing of the Accession Proclamation that marked his official ascension to the throne.
The pen box and an inkwell, both of which had reportedly been gifted to him by his sons Prince William and Prince Harry. King Charles was seen extremely furious in the clip pointing at the items, and requesting them to be removed immediately.
"The servant must clear my desk for me. I can't be expected to move things." pic.twitter.com/0pZqY2Xopq— Laura Kuenssberg Translator (@BBCLauraKT) September 10, 2022
In the video, Queen Consort Camilla can be seen worried about his act. The ceremony took place at the centuries-old diplomatic hub of St James’s Palace in Westminster, London. UK’s House of Commons leader and Lord President of the Council Penny Mordaunt invited His Majesty to sign two proclamations which included one declaring the date of Queen Elizabeth II’s death as a bank holiday.
According to Page Six, King Charles III also delivered a heartfelt speech on the occasion, remembering his mother, the late Queen Elizabeth II. “My mother’s reign was unequaled in its duration, its dedication and its devotion. Even as we grieve we give thanks for this most faithful life,” the King said. Further, he added, “I am deeply aware of this great inheritance and of the duties and heavy responsibilities of sovereignty which have now passed to me.”
Soon after the king ascended as the new monarch, Prince Williams and Prince Harry along with their respective wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle were seen together in the royal walkabout. They gathered together in public to view the heartfelt tributes left in honor of Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, September 8. The late Queen reportedly suffered from ill health and mobility issues and died at her Balmoral residence at the age of 96. She died two days after meeting UK's new Prime Minister Liz Truss on September 6, 2022. The downward spiral in the Queen's health was evident during the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations earlier this year that marked the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. The late Queen had reportedly been facing “episodic mobility problems” for some time now and was first seen using a walking stick in October 2021.