King Charles III already has a signature moment in his new reign ― but it’s not the noble kind.
The new monarch was roasted for viral clips that showed him firing staff to empty his office as he signed his membership proclamation on Saturday. He succeeded his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, to the throne after her death last week at the age of 96.
In the footage, the king extends his hand disdainfully over an aide to direct the movement of an inkstand…
…and flashes a vexed smile at an assistant who appears to be the royal busboy as his majesty pushes aside a pen to make room.
“King Charles III your lord of office sets,” one person joked on Twitter.
“The servant must clear my office for me. Can’t be expected to move things,” another chimed in.
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