Since the death of Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace has received over 50 thousand letters and cards. People across the globe have sent their condolence to King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla. The palace shared a series of images that shows a pile of letters and greeting cards from people on Instagram. In the photos, a team of people are seen sorting the letters. One of the greeting cards read: “We are thinking of you.”
The caption the palace penned in the post quoted, “Over 50,000 letters and cards have been sent to The King, The Queen Consort and Members of The Royal Family following the death of Queen Elizabeth.”
It also mentioned that a small team is carefully sorting, reading and responding to the messages as they arrive.
It is said that on September 20, the day after Queen’s state funeral, the daily amount of correspondence reached 6,500. Before the monarch’s death, the palace received around 1,000 letters each week which also included queries and goodwill messages from the public.
Earlier in the week, Buckingham Palace released photos of the first letters with the new cypher of the King being printed at the Court Post Office printer at the palace.
For those who are unaware of cypher, the palace in the long caption explained that it is the Monarch’s monogram, consisting of the initial of their name combined with an “R for Rex (Latin for king) or Regina (Latin for queen). Although the information contained is always the same, the designs vary slightly depending on taste, historic and heraldic accuracy.”
The royal cyphers were first introduced when the monarch was seen by very few people as means of creating identity.
Late Queen Elizabeth II, died on September 8 at Balmoral Castle estate. She was laid to rest at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.