King Charles III makes major change to Royal Family Instagram account as Mourning period for Queen Elizabeth ends

King Charles has changed the profile picture of the Royal Family Instagram account

King Charles
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As a new era begins for King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, the official Royal Family social media accounts have been changed to reflect this.

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Family changed their profile picture on Instagram to an image of the official royal coat of arms to mark the mourning period. The Prince and Princess of Wales also changed their profile picture to the same image.

But now, as the mourning period has officially ended, the Royal Family Instagram and Twitter accounts now show a profile picture of King Charles III and the Queen Consort, marking a new era.

The new image shows the couple staring straight ahead, with the King's military medals on full display. The picture was taken at the Balmoral War Memorial in Scotland in May 2020, on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, when the Allied Forces accepted the surrender of Nazi Germany, the beginning of the end of World War II.

William and Catherine have also now updated their profile picture to a sweet snap of them from Ireland several years ago.

King Charles

(Image credit: Royal Family Instagram)

On Tuesday, the Royal Family released a heartfelt statement to mark the formal end of Royal Mourning, along with one of Queen Elizabeth's official accession photos, taken back in 1952.

They wrote, "The period of Royal Mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has now ended. The Royal Family account will continue to reflect the work of The King, The Queen Consort and other members of The Royal Family, as well as remembering the life and work of Queen Elizabeth."

While national mourning for the Queen ended in the United Kingdom on September 20, the Royal Family remained in mourning for the seven days that followed her state funeral last Monday, which was a direct wish from King Charles III.

Many things are set to change following the death of Queen Elizabeth, including bank notes and coins, flags, and post boxes.

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