London: Britain’s future monarch will travel without a passport and drive without a licence, own all of England’s mute swans and possibly maintain the custom of celebrating his birthday twice a year. Here is a collection of interesting facts about Britain’s next king.
No driver’s license or passport;
King Charles III will go abroad without a passport since, unlike other members of the royal family, the document will be issued in his name. Each document will now include the following preamble: “In Her Majesty’s Name, Her Britannic Majesty’s Secretary of State requests and demands of all whom he may concern to allow the bearer free passage without hindrance and to grant bearer such assistance and protection as needed.” For the same reason, the King will be the only person in Britain who can drive without a licence.
Charles’s mother, Queen Elizabeth II, had two birthdays: her actual birthday on April 21, which took place in private, and an official public celebration on the second Tuesday in June, when the weather is best for open-air parades. air. Charles’ birthday is November 14, the first day of winter, so he will most likely celebrate a “formal birthday” in a warmer month.
Trooping the Color is a public event that dates back over 250 years and features more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians in a spectacle of military precision. The Royal Air Force closes the ceremony with a fly-over as members of the Royal Family watch from the balcony at Buckingham Palace in central London.
There is no vote;
The British monarch does not vote and is not eligible to stand for election. As head of state, he must maintain absolute neutrality in political matters. They participate in the official start of legislative sessions, approve parliament legislation and meet with the Prime Minister on a weekly basis.
Sturgeons, swans and dolphins;
The British king does not just rule the people. Unmarked mute swans in open waterways across England and Wales have been considered the property of the monarch since the 12th century. Every year, royal rights are exercised over portions of the Thames where swans are counted in a ritual that has now evolved into a conservation strategy. Sturgeons, dolphins and whales in British seas are also subject to the royal prerogative.
Every ten years, Britain selects a Poet Laureate to write poetry for the King. The honorary position comes with a butt of sherry (720 bottles). The custom dates back to the 17th century. Carol Ann Duffy was the first woman to be named Poet Laureate when she was selected in 2009. She wrote poetry for Prince William’s wedding in 2011, the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 2013 and the wedding of Prince Harry in 2018.
The Royal Warrant;
The warrant is a wonderful honor and sales boost for merchants who frequently serve the king with goods and services. Companies that have obtained the mandate are allowed to use the royal coat of arms on their products. Companies with royal warrants include supermarkets Burberry, Cadbury, Jaguar Cars, Land Rover, Samsung and Waitrose.