- Charles III made a secret gesture to his two sons during a traditional ceremony on Saturday.
- As king, Charles had to take oaths and sign a number of documents at the Council of Accession.
- He did this with a special ink pot, reportedly a gift given to him by Prince Harry and Prince William.
Charles III began his reign as king with a subtle nod to his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
On Saturday, a historic ceremony, known as the Council of Accession, was held at St. James’s Palace to formally declare him the new sovereign. During the two-part proceedings, Charles was required to take the royal oath and sign various official documents, which he did using a pen and – as it turned out – a special ink pot.
according to a tweet Shared by Roya NikkhahoThe royal editor of The Sunday Times, the ink pot was a joint gift from both William and Harry.
“The pot of ink on the signing table was a gift from the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex,” wrote Nikkha on Saturday.
A subtle tribute to the two sons of Charles was also received by Rebecca EnglishThe royal editor of the Daily Mail, who tweeted Saturday to point to the ink pot.
But the pot of ink was also involved with another, completely different, viral moment.
In the second part of the Council of Accession as Charles was preparing to sign more documents, he appeared to prompt his colleagues to remove the pot of ink before signing the other documents.
British radio presenter Greg Scott retweeted a short clip from the ceremony, which has been viewed more than 22 million times, and compared Charles to his colleagues cleaning a messy table at McDonald’s.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail shared a collection of public reactions on Twitter, with observers noting that King appeared “nervous” about the pen’s condition at the ceremony.
In any case, the alleged rift between Charles and Harry, including gifts from both of their sons during such a historic ceremony, is another sign of change.
During his first speech as king on Friday, Charles mentioned his love for his son, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
However, Harry and the monarch have had a tumultuous relationship since he and Markle stepped down as senior royals in January 2020. During his stellar tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021, Prince Harry said there was a point when his father stopped taking. his call.
Harry said he and his father began speaking again in the following months, but “there was much more to do.”
Harry told Winfrey, “There’s been a lot of sadness, and I’ll continue to try and make it one of my priorities to fix that relationship.”
In December 2021, there were new reports that Prince Harry and his father had “barely spoken” in months.
The following month, Charles wrote that he was “proud” of Prince Harry in an essay he wrote for Newsweek, writing that Harry “has been enthusiastically shed light on the impact of climate change, particularly in relation to Africa, and is pure Committed your charity to be void.”