King Charles makes significant change as mourning period ends in the UK

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  • The royal family has returned to work following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
  • The queen died on 8 September, with the mourning period lasting a week after her funeral on 19 September.
  • As the royal mourning period concluded, the social media accounts of the royal family changed, with a new photo of King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort, replacing the queen.

The royal mourning period – usually one week after the monarch's death – has ended.

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, 8 September, and was laid to rest in a state funeral on Monday, 19 September.

On Monday, 27 September, a significant change was made across the royal family social media pages as a photo of King Charles III and Camila, Queen Consort, replaced the profile photo of Queen Elizabeth.

"The period of Royal Mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has now ended," the social media accounts confirmed alongside a photo of the queen.

"This 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."

The news comes as the royal family gradually returned to work over the past few days.

At the weekend, Charles was photographed with the Red Box, as his new cypher, replacing the queen's EIIR, was unveiled.

Meanwhile, William and Kate, the new Prince and Princess of Wales, visited Wales on their first royal engagement on Tuesday. 

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