A video of King Charles III chastising a staff member for not clearing his desk during his accession council has provoked criticism of the new monarch online.
In a video recorded as part of the official coverage of the historic event where the British government formally recognized the new sovereign, Charles was seen expressing frustration to an aide, gesturing to remove a tray of pens from his desk as he signed official documents.
Charles’ frustration on Saturday saw a wave of critical social media posts made in response.
Twitter parody account Laura Kuenssberg Translator posted a clip of the moment which has been viewed over 19 million times, captioned: “The servant must clear my desk for me. I can’t be expected to move things.”
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