Queen Elizabeth's Portraits On UK Banknotes Will Change to that of King Charles III, Bank of England Announces


The bank of England announces the transition of the UK notes, coins, and all stamps featuring the image of Queen Elizabeth to that of King Charles III who is now the new King of England.

Bank of England: UK Bank Notes Featuring Queen Elizabeth's Portraits Will Change to King Charles III Image

The bank, however, reports that all stamps and money carrying the image of the Queen will remain valid until the period of mourning for the death of the Queen is over.

"Current banknotes featuring the image of Her Majesty The Queen will continue to be legal tender. A further announcement regarding existing Bank of England back notes will be made once the period of mourning has been observed." Bank of England said in a statement by its governor, Andrew Bailey.

Late Queen Elizabeth had her images featured on mostly banknotes and official stamps of the United Kingdom. Although she was the first UK monarch to earn such a level of honor during her lifetime, it seems the trend will continue for other monarchs who would come after her.


The new King of England, King Charles III who takes over from the Late Queen will also replace her on those notes and stamps. A report by the Guardian clarifies that it might take up to two years for the entire transition process to take place.

Bank of England: UK Bank Notes Featuring Queen Elizabeth's Portraits Will Change to King Charles III Image

Related changes are also expected in other Commonwealth realms, formally governed by the British monarchy and having bank notes with the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

The countries with the Queen's portrait on their notes include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Jamaica, among others.

Recall that Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving Queen of England, died on September 8, 2022, and was replaced by a new monarch, King Charles III of England.

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