King Charles III has had a very busy first week as monarch of the UK.
The newly-crowned king has had been on a roller coaster of emotions since the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Unfortunately, his frustrated emotions broke through while signing documents in a now-viral video.
King Charles III Loses His Cool Over A Pen
Earlier this week, the King of England was filmed signing official documents with the Queen Consort by his side.
King Charles III was visiting the royal residence of Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, September 13 when his temper tantrum occurred.
The first thing to trigger his temper was getting the date wrong. He wrote September 12th versus September 13th.
He then handed off the pen to his wife, Camilla.
That’s when the tantrum ensued. The 73-year-old realized the pen had leaked ink on his hand.
“Oh god I hate this,” he said. “I can’t bear this bloody thing! What they do, every stinking time.”
He Can’t Bear This BLOODY Thing!
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The account @the.private.diary captioned the video, “Another day, another argument between King Charles III and a fountain pen.”
In addition to having an argument with a fountain pen, the King is reportedly planning to fire a plethora of his staffers.
One Hundred Staffers Have Been Warned Of Unemployment
According to The Guardian around 100 royal staffers have been warned they may lose their jobs.
This warning comes following his official business office being moved to Buckingham Palace.
This has left his staffers “visibly shaking” and “absolutely livid.”
Per the report, the employees received official written notice that their jobs were on the line during a service of thanks for Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.
Some of the staffers have been with King Charles III for decades.
The staffers are based at Clarence House, the former royal household for King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla. It is walking distance to Buckingham Palace.
Sir Clive Alderton, the king’s top aide, informed staff that “the portfolio of work previously undertaken in this household supporting the former Prince of Wales’s personal interests, former activities and household operations will no longer be carried out” there and “the household … at Clarence House will be closed down.”
His note continued, “It is therefore expected that the need for the posts principally based at Clarence House, whose work supports these areas will no longer be needed.”
Sir Clive Alderton concluded his note, “I appreciate that this is unsettling news.”
Insiders revealed to The Guardian that the devoted staffers were expecting to remain part of King Charles’ staff; however, the news was a complete shock given they worked around the clock to smooth Charles’ accession to the throne.
“All the staff have been working late every night since Thursday, to be met with this. People were visibly shaken by it,” a source explained to the outlet. “Everybody is absolutely livid, including private secretaries and the senior team.”
It’s unclear if all of his staffers will be let go or just a handful.