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What happens to the image of Queen Elizabeth II?

Similarly, some police forces use the Queen’s cipher on their uniforms. The traditional domed protector helmet—or “Bobby’s helmet”—is used by the Metropolitan Police in London and some other forces feature the cipher prominently, for example, in the center of a silver-colored emblem called the Brunswick Star.

Police uniform suppliers contacted by WIRED did not respond to requests for comment about possible uniform changes to reflect the new monarch. “This is something we would imagine the military would consider moving after the national mourning period is over, possibly in talks with the Cabinet Office,” says a spokesman for the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

“EIIR” as a symbol has become deeply acquainted with portraits of the Queen such as famous arnold machine pictures Used on postage stamps, says Pauline McLaren at Royal Holloway, University of London. “It would be so weird, it’s fading into the background,” she continued.

But these things will fade if not completely. This has actually been happening for several decades as various nations have modernized and moved away from the web of the British Empire. The Queen’s image was once even more prominent than it is today, especially in some Commonwealth countries.

“Once upon a time you must have seen the picture of the queen everywhere [Australian] School class – she’s been there for a long time,” says Cindy McCreery, senior lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Sydney.

But all coins and some banknotes in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, to name a few countries where the British monarch is the head of state, still bear their likeness. McCreery says the very prospect of a highly noticeable change in these financial instruments is a signal to rethink what it means to live in a monarchy. This alone could fuel the debate as to whether Australia should remain as it is – or step out as a republic.

“A lot, partly conscious and partly unconscious, the size of the monarchical material and insignia has been reduced,” says Peter McNally, Professor Emeritus at McGill University, referring to the situation in Canada on the death of Charles III. Another area immediately inherited. His mother.

Some people in Canada resort to monarchy to separate their culture from that of the United States, notes McNeely. But not everyone likes it. And whether Charles III will appear on $20 banknotes in Canada, as the Queen did, feels “up in the air” during this period of transition, he says. The Bank of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mint have not given any indication of what will happen to these notes.

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