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This is the new royal monogram of King Charles III

King Charles III, left, and the new cypher, right
King Charles III, left, and the new cypher, right   -   Copyright  Credit: AP Photo   -  
By Euronews with Reuters

The new monogram for the UK's King Charles III -- which will appear on government buildings and post boxes -- has been unveiled.

Chosen by the new monarch from a series of designs, the cypher has the initials C, for Charles, and R for Rex, Latin for 'king'.

A version used in Scotland will feature the Scottish Crown.

It will eventually replace the "EIIR" stamp of Queen Elizabeth who died earlier this month after 70 years on the throne.

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A UK postboxAP Photo

"The decision to replace cyphers will be at the discretion of individual organisations, and the process will be gradual," Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

The Court Post Office at the palace will frank its first items of mail using the new cypher on Tuesday.