Everything That Will Happen Now That The Queen's Funeral Is Over
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Flags will change
Prior to Queen Elizabeth II's death, flags at police stations and naval ships with generals present displayed a motif reading "EIIR" (Elizabeth Regina II), and countries besides England had their own flags to be flown during the queen's visits. These flags will be redesigned to fit King Charles III's initials and signature colors.
Bank notes redesigned
In 1960, banknote designer Robert Austin created printed currency with the queen's face as a watermark. Buckingham Palace will soon design a new watermark to showcase King Charles III on banknotes, but the process could take two to four years, and it will ultimately be approved or denied by the king himself.
Coins will gain value
Elizabeth's image is also featured on bills and coins in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Caribbean central banks, and more, and coins are more of a "collector's item." Coin expert Joel Kandiah says that two Australian coins that are typically worth $2 now carry a combined worth of $550 in light of the queen's passing.
New stamps
There is currently no official announcement from the Royal Mail Group, but stamps with the new king's portrait are expected to be designed and put into circulation. Current stamps bearing the queen's face without a barcode will become invalid, but these stamps will also likely become collector's items.
Product labels
Companies with a Royal Warrant — a sort of stamp of approval from an English monarch in honor of the brand's service to the royal family — will remain valid for two years following the queen's death. Brands that do not attain a new warrant from the king will have the royal coat of arms removed from their packaging.