Money, anthems change with incoming King Charles III

LONDON: From the national anthem to notes, coins, stamps, postboxes and passports: Many aspects of life in Britain and beyond will change with the accession of Charles to the throne.

The demise of Queen Elizabeth II means changes to the names of institutions throughout Britain and the wider Commonwealth realms.

Meanwhile, her effigy on currency and cypher on insignia will also be replaced with those of the new king.


The effigy of the new monarch will start to appear on coins and banknotes in Britain and around the world.

It appears on several currencies, including the obverse of coins of the East Caribbean dollar, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The British crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man all produce their own sterling, as do the overseas territories of Gibraltar, St Helena and the Falkland Islands.

In 1936, during the 326-day reign of King Edward VIII, trial coins were struck but he abdicated before coins for public circulation were minted.

All British stamps feature the monarch’s head, like the coins, facing the other way from the previous sovereign.

The EIIR royal cypher, for Elizabeth II Regina, will have to change on new postboxes.

The insignia on police helmets will likewise change.