In September, Queen Consort Camilla Reveals New Royal Insignia following the death of Queen Elizabeth and will gradually replace Queen Elizabeth’s “ER II” logo. Palace officials say some of these changes will be gradual, but the postmarks on all mail leaving Buckingham Palace have already started.
Buckingham Palace confirmed Monday that the emblem is the senior royal’s personal property, chosen by Camilla from a series of designs. Queen Consort used the new emblem on personal letterheads, cards, and gifts and on the cross that she will lay at the Field of Remembrance on Thursday ahead of Remembrance Day this weekend.
The cypher consists of Camilla’s monogram. The symbol, “CR,” includes Queen Camilla’s initial, “C,” and “R” for Regina. In Latin, Regina means “Queen.” However, Charles’s cypher features the initial of his first name, and “R” for Rex means “King,” along with the Roman numeral for “three” or “third.”
Camilla’s insignia was formed by Professor Ewan Clayton, a calligrapher on the Faculty and Academic Board of The Royal Drawing School, in association with Timothy Noad, Herald Painter and Scrivener at The College of Arms.
As emperor, Charles’ cypher will also be seen on state documents and ultimately on the familiar red mailboxes around the United Kingdom, plus used by government sectors on their mail. King Charles chose the design from several palace heraldry experts of the College of Arms.