Moment King Charles furiously motions for aide to move ink pot as he signs proclamation


Send the pen guy to the Tower! Moment King Charles furiously motions for aide to move ink pot as he signs proclamation (before eagle-eyed viewers spot him ‘stealing’ the pen)

  • King Charles III has signed the Royal Proclamation and officially named new King
  • The pen he signed proclamation with was a gift from Princes Harry and William
  • As he went to sign it, the King frantically motioned to an aide to move pen’s box
  • Many on social media found the moment amusing and turned it into a meme

Charles III made history today as he was proclaimed the new King – but viewers of the momentous occasion found themselves distracted when the new monarch suddenly gestured furiously to one of his aides.

As he went to sign the historic Proclamation, the King frantically motioned to an aide to move a pen box from his desk, which viewers described as ‘far too small’ for the huge document and stationery.

Despite the gravity of the moment, viewers could not help but find the apparent difficulty the King had with the pen amusing.

Charles asked a nearby aide to get the box off the table so he could sign the second part of the large document. 

The fountain pen set he used to sign the momentous document was a gift from his sons Princes Harry and William.

Charles III made history today as he was proclaimed the new King – but viewers of the momentous occasion found themselves distracted

One Twitter user said it was 'relatable' that he 'pocketed' the pen after signing the official document

One Twitter user said it was ‘relatable’ that he ‘pocketed’ the pen after signing the official document

The fountain pen set he used to sign the momentous document was a gift from his sons Princes Harry and William according to Rebecca English

The fountain pen set he used to sign the momentous document was a gift from his sons Princes Harry and William according to Rebecca English

Tongue-in-cheek observations and memes have already flooded social media following the awkward moment. 

One said the table holding the documents ‘was about the size for balancing a TV dinner on’. 

Another viewer said: ‘Well that’s the next step. Extraordinary to witness.  King Charles a little flustered with the pen situation.’

As he went to sign the historic Proclamation, the King frantically motioned to an aide to move the pen's box from his desk

As he went to sign the historic Proclamation, the King frantically motioned to an aide to move the pen’s box from his desk

Despite the seriousness of the moment viewers could not help but find the apparent difficulty the King had with the pen amusing

Despite the seriousness of the moment viewers could not help but find the apparent difficulty the King had with the pen amusing

Meanwhile one said Charles’s apparent ‘fury’ at the awkward situation was ‘the highlight’ of the Proclamation signing for him. 

Following the signing, the King put the pen, which is now thought to be his, in his pocket. 

One said it was ‘relatable’ that he ‘pocketed’ the pen after signing the official document. 

The Twitter user, clearly used to having trouble with stationery themselves, observed: ‘Charles pocketing the pen, William having to ask for one, the other pens being in the way… the most relatable thing I’ve seen today.’

Meanwhile another made a meme commenting on the apparent lack of preparedness and confusion, joking that in one of the ‘most transcedental moments of UK’s modern History’ Charles had to use an off the shelf Pilot pen. 

Another twitter user made a meme commenting on the apparent lack of preparedness and confusion

Another twitter user made a meme commenting on the apparent lack of preparedness and confusion

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