King Charles III laughs as woman hands him a pen, 'just in case'

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By stefan armitage

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King Charles III has found a moment to laugh with a supporter during his recent trip to Wales.

Since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month, the former Prince Charles has had to adjust to life as the nation's new monarch.

This has involved many public appearances and the signing of even more official documents. However, those following the news will already be aware of the new king's repeated issues with pens - two of which have been caught on camera.

The first occurred during the Accession Council ceremony at St James's Palace in London on September 10.

A little over two days removed from his mother's death, viewers spotted the moment King Charles III agitatedly motioned for a tray of pens to be removed from a desk as he signed the rather large Royal Proclamation documents. Moments later, he appeared to become frustrated with the ink wells, as several viewers rushed to defend the new king's actions.

"Couldn’t they have got a bigger table?! King Charles, Prince William and the Queen Consort all having to work round the pen tray and ink wells squeezed onto the table about the size for balancing a TV dinner on," one person tweeted.

The second incident occurred just days later, on September 13, as the new monarch struggled with a leaking pen while signing the visitor's book at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

At this point, the frustrated king could be heard saying: "I can't bear this bloody thing! Every stinking time." He and Camilla were then seen attempting to clean their hands of the ink.

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However, despite the pen mishaps, King Charles has proven that he can still see the funny side.

In a heartwarming moment during his visit to Cardiff, Wales, on Friday.

As the King greeted members of the public, a woman could be seen handing the new monarch a standard pen, to which he gladly receives with a rather perplexed look. "Oh," he can be heard saying.

"Just in case," the woman in the crowd says - causing King Charles to burst into laughter and smile as he looks down at the gift.

Over on Sky News' TikTok page, many social media users were happy to see the new king seeing the funny side.

"It’s nice to see him being able to laugh about it," one person wrote.

A second added: "Good to see him laugh. He had a moment, he’s grieving, it’s honestly understandable even if embarrassing. At least he can laugh now."

"And this is why he will be wonderful as Monarch. His sense of fun as well as duty. Long live the King," wrote a third.

"It's nice to hear him laughing and see him smiling," added another.

Per BBC News, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla attended a service of prayer and reflection for the life of the Queen at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff.

They were welcomed by the First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and the Secretary of State for Wales Sir Robert Buckland.

Featured image credit: Gavin Rodgers / Alamy

King Charles III laughs as woman hands him a pen, 'just in case'

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By stefan armitage

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King Charles III has found a moment to laugh with a supporter during his recent trip to Wales.

Since the passing of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month, the former Prince Charles has had to adjust to life as the nation's new monarch.

This has involved many public appearances and the signing of even more official documents. However, those following the news will already be aware of the new king's repeated issues with pens - two of which have been caught on camera.

The first occurred during the Accession Council ceremony at St James's Palace in London on September 10.

A little over two days removed from his mother's death, viewers spotted the moment King Charles III agitatedly motioned for a tray of pens to be removed from a desk as he signed the rather large Royal Proclamation documents. Moments later, he appeared to become frustrated with the ink wells, as several viewers rushed to defend the new king's actions.

"Couldn’t they have got a bigger table?! King Charles, Prince William and the Queen Consort all having to work round the pen tray and ink wells squeezed onto the table about the size for balancing a TV dinner on," one person tweeted.

The second incident occurred just days later, on September 13, as the new monarch struggled with a leaking pen while signing the visitor's book at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

At this point, the frustrated king could be heard saying: "I can't bear this bloody thing! Every stinking time." He and Camilla were then seen attempting to clean their hands of the ink.

Watch the video below:

However, despite the pen mishaps, King Charles has proven that he can still see the funny side.

In a heartwarming moment during his visit to Cardiff, Wales, on Friday.

As the King greeted members of the public, a woman could be seen handing the new monarch a standard pen, to which he gladly receives with a rather perplexed look. "Oh," he can be heard saying.

"Just in case," the woman in the crowd says - causing King Charles to burst into laughter and smile as he looks down at the gift.

Over on Sky News' TikTok page, many social media users were happy to see the new king seeing the funny side.

"It’s nice to see him being able to laugh about it," one person wrote.

A second added: "Good to see him laugh. He had a moment, he’s grieving, it’s honestly understandable even if embarrassing. At least he can laugh now."

"And this is why he will be wonderful as Monarch. His sense of fun as well as duty. Long live the King," wrote a third.

"It's nice to hear him laughing and see him smiling," added another.

Per BBC News, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla attended a service of prayer and reflection for the life of the Queen at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff.

They were welcomed by the First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford and the Secretary of State for Wales Sir Robert Buckland.

Featured image credit: Gavin Rodgers / Alamy