The sweet detail in King Charles' new office that has royal fans in tears

King Charles III has paid tribute to his parents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, with a touching keepsake at Buckingham Palace

The sweet detail in King Charles' new office that has royal fans in tears
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King Charles III has paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip with a heartwarming detail in his new office, leaving royal fans in tears.

King Charles III has paid a sweet tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in his office at Buckingham Palace

In a photo released by the Royal Family on Friday, His Majesty is seen working with the iconic red box for the first time ever. The dispatch container has famously delivered important government documents to the British monarch since Queen Elizabeth I's era and was reportedly presented to the late Queen Elizabeth II nearly every day of her historic reign. 

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In the background of the image, a framed, black-and-white photograph of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, can be seen. Her Majesty died aged 96 at Balmoral Castle on September 8, seventeen months after the Duke of Edinburgh's death at Windsor Castle on April 9, 2021. She has been succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III, after serving a record-breaking 70 years on the throne. 

Royal fans were quick to point out Charles' sentimental decor, with many taking to the comment section on Instagram to share their reaction. 

"The photograph behind him 😢," one emotional person said. 

The Instagram post also included three photos of the Queen filing through the contents of the red box in her office over the course of her reign. In the final image, Her Majesty is smiling at a desk occupied by multiple photos of her loved ones - including one of the late Queen Mother. 

"Love the fact the Queen always had family photos around her," one person remarked.

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

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