Queen Camilla’s royal cypher wins fans’ hearts as it’s dubbed ‘better than the King’s one’

Queen Camilla's royal cypher has been unveiled and it will soon be seen at the Field of Remembrance on a cross laid by the senior royal

Queen Camilla’s royal cypher unveiled, seen here the Queen Consort visits the 93rd Field of Remembrance
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Queen Camilla’s royal cypher has won fans’ hearts as it’s been dubbed ‘better than the King’s one’ by several ahead of its first official usage this month.  

In September King Charles’ royal cypher was unveiled, just a few weeks after he ascended to the throne and it left many fans a little confused over its mysterious “R” letter. Depicting an entwined ‘C’ and ‘R’ representing ‘Charles’ and ‘Rex’ (Latin for King), the cypher was personally chosen by His Majesty from 10 different designs. 

Now Queen Camilla’s royal cypher has been released and if the initial reactions are anything to go by, it’s quite the hit with fans. So much so, that some have even suggested that it’s “better” than that of the King!

Similarly to King Charles’ cypher, Queen Camilla’s royal cypher features her initial ‘C’ and ‘R’ - in this case representing ‘Regina’, Latin for Queen. The Queen Consort’s monogram is elegantly swirling and appears under a crown. It was designed by a calligrapher on the Faculty and Academic Board of The Royal Drawing School, Professor Ewan Clayton, in collaboration with Timothy Noad, Herald Painter and Scrivener at The College of Arms. 

And we can expect to see this beautiful cypher in action within a matter of days. Not only will Queen Camilla’s cypher be used on cards, gifts and letterheads, but according to the Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English, it will also reportedly feature on a cross that the senior royal will lay at the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey on November 10. 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, bows her head after laying a cross in the 93rd Field of Remembrance

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Rebecca and GB News’ Royal Reporter Cameron Walker both shared the first images of Queen Camilla’s royal cypher on social media and fans were quick to share their thoughts. Several even expressed their belief that this new monogram could even be “better” than that of King Charles!

One fan compared Queen Camilla’s royal cypher to that of King Charles - and it seems like hers has won their heart as they wrote, “I like it, prefer it to KC's”. 

“Wonderful, even better than the King's one maybe”, someone else pondered, as another fan replied, “True. It's really beautiful”. 

A fourth fan echoed this sentiment, declaring admiringly, “I love Queen Camilla. This is beautiful”. 

“I love it so much!” a fellow fan shared. 

King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort take part in an address in Westminster Hall

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The release of Queen Camilla’s royal cypher comes just a few days after it was confirmed by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak that there would be an extra bank holiday for King Charles’ coronation. Despite previous speculation about a possible summer date, King Charles’ coronation day will be May 8 which is also his grandson Archie Mountbatten-Windsor’s birthday. 

The coronation will see not only His Majesty crowned at Westminster Abbey, but Queen Camilla crowned too during the service. Hers is reportedly set to be a similar, but simpler ceremony to that of her husband.  

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use, Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!