King Charles anger in Pengate comes from holding his pen incorrectly

Clips of King Charles III losing his temper when signing official documents have recently gone viral, as the monarch has been getting to grips with his new role.

Many have speculated that the new king has been struggling in the days of his mother's death, with a body language expert reporting that things are starting to take their toll.

The King was in Northern Ireland on September 13, signing the guest book at Hillsborough Castle when his pen began to leak on him, causing him to get up and walk out.

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He was vocal with his frustrations, declaring: "Oh God I hate this. I can't bear this bloody thing! [It's] what they do every stinking time".

Camilla could be heard adding: "Oh look it's going everywhere", before she signed the guest book herself.

However, a calligraphy expert has said that his frustrations are more to do with the way the monarch holds his pen.

Brian Bramble, 60, a calligrapher watched footage of King Charles struggling with pens over the last few days.

He explained: “From what I could see, he holds the pen too flat.

“He appears to be using a parker fountain pen. Once the ink is flowing, they work fine, but you have to hold them vertically.

“It can be troublesome when the pens have been left flat and have not been used for a while.

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“It looks like the pens needed a bit of maintenance – some of the ink had probably dried on the shaft which consequently affected the ink flow.

“This does happen with these pens if they are not used constantly.”

The calligrapher added: “All the pressure of being surrounded by cameras probably didn’t help."

He went on to say that preparation is key with using these types of pens, and that they should have been tested beforehand.

He said: “When I go on a job, I would have always practiced with the pens beforehand. Someone should have tested the pens and stored them in the right way.”


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