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King Charles pictured working from famous red box for first time

King Charles has been pictured working from the famous red box for the first time. The new monarch – whose late mum Queen Elizabeth received one of the iconic containers every day of her reign, including weekends – was photographed conducting official government duties at the Eighteenth Century Room in Buckingham Palace. Christmas Day was the only time his late mother did not have a similar red box handed to her.

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