28.9 C
Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Charles appears relieved as pen continues to work on his big day

Related stories

Egyptian sarcophagus found in ancient mummification factories

In ancient mummification factories and tombs found close to...

4-year-old boy hit and killed by car in Birmingham

Last night in Birmingham, a toddler was murdered after...

10 dead after bus slides off bridge in India

After a bus slid off a bridge and into...

Russia attacks Kyiv in a new daytime manner

Following a nighttime onslaught of the Ukrainian capital and...

4 dead as tourist boat capsizes in Lake Maggiore, Italy

After a tourist boat sank on Sunday night in...

4 kids missing in Colombian jungle

"We had only been in the air for a...

NATO peacekeepers injured in Kosovo clashes

The Italian defence ministry reports that amid clashes with...

Indian teenager girl publicly stabbed to death

In India's capital, a 16-year-old girl was brutally stabbed...

Solar trees may eventually be able to charge vehicles

In the UK, solar-powered metal trees with a seven-meter...

Snorkeler escapes crocodile attack by pulling head from jaws

An Australian guy who was snorkelling off the coast...
- Advertisement -

King Charles signed the oaths at his coronation without incident, and he appeared genuinely relieved when he did so.

The king made headlines in September of last year when he attempted to sign a guest book at Hillsborough Castle, which is close to Belfast, but his pen wouldn’t write.

- Advertisement -

After the pen he was using leaked on him in front of the cameras, King Charles reacted angrily.

Thankfully, his fountain pen continues to function normally, saving the day of his coronation from being ruined by such a stationery disaster.

- Advertisement -

But it seems Charles was having trouble screwing the lid back onto his pen, appearing to grimace after signing the oath.

The King, who is known to carry his own fountain pen for when he is frequently called on to sign visitors’ books during royal visits, grimaced when he screwed the top back on the pen.

- Advertisement -

Queen Camilla appeared to smirk at her husband’s stationery difficulties.

As he took the oath, the King said: ‘I, Charles, do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God profess, testify, and declare that I am a faithful Protestant, and that I will, according to the true intent of the enactments which secure the Protestant succession to the throne, uphold and maintain the said enactments to the best of my powers according to law.’

He then signed copies of the oaths, presented by the Lord Chamberlain, while the choir sang.

Speaking during the pen mishap last year he said ‘Oh god I hate this (pen)!’ while standing up and handing the pen to his wife, Camilla.

‘Oh look, it’s going everywhere,’ Camilla replied as her husband wiped his fingers.

‘I can’t bear this bloody thing… every stinking time,” Charles said as he walked away.

Coronation of King Charles III latest

When completing the documents he also used the wrong date, before checking with an aide who told him it was September 13 and not September 12.

When he signed documents during his first Privy Council meeting in September, Charles was criticised on social media when he gestured for an ornate pen holder to be taken away by an aide.

Later it was back in place, after privy councillors used its pens to sign documents, but Charles once again took offence to the item, when called upon to give his signature, and pulled a face before it was removed again.


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories