“I hate this!”: King Charles’ public outburst over leaky pen

The Monarch had been signing a visitor’s book when a tiny mishap caused frustration .
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King Charles III lost his temper at a recent signing ceremony in Northern Ireland and a leaky pen was behind the brief outburst. 

Watch Below: King Charles gets frustrated with pen at Ireland signing ceremony

The new monarch was signing a visitor’s book at Hillsborough Castle in front of the press when his pen leaked onto his hand. 

Rattled, Charles stood up and handed the leaky pen to his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, whilst exclaiming “Oh God I hate this [pen].”

As Charles attempted to wipe his fingers clean of the ink, Camilla added, “Oh look, it’s going everywhere,” before staff jumped into action. 

“I can’t bear this bloody thing … every stinking time,” Charles added as he walked away. 

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The King has had a number of emotional outbursts this week, following the death of his mother. (Credit: Getty)

The pen mishap only added to the tense atmosphere of the signing, with an obviously-distressed Charles also getting confused with the date. 

After finding out that it was September 13, the King revealed that he had signed the documents with the wrong date – September 12. 

It’s the second time in recent days that the new king has become visibly frustrated.

Earlier this week he again got flustered over pens, gesturing to aides to remove a pen holder which was in his way in a video which later went viral online.

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Charles has been extremely busy in his first week as King. (Credit: Getty)

The momentous week has also seen King Charles make his first official speech as sovereign – in which he paid tribute to his late mother, Queen Elizabeth. 

Along with awarding his son Prince William and daughter-in-law Princess Catherine his and Camilla’s old Prince and Princess of Wales titles, the latter of which has not been used since Princess Diana’s lifetime, Charles also extended an olive branch to his second son Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle.

“I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas,” the King said.

It was the only sentence in the speech that paid mention to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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The Queen’s funeral will be held on September 19. (Credit: Getty)

While Harry and Meghan have stepped away from their senior royal duties, the Queen’s death does prompt some royal changes when it comes to their children, Archie and Lilibet.

The three- and one-year-old now adopt Prince and Princess titles respectively.

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