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King Charles III gets annoyed at leaky pen, video goes viral


King Charles III signs the visitors' book alongside an image of his late mother Queen Elizabeth II at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast. AFP

Britain's King Charles III has been under intense media scrutiny and had a grueling schedule since his mother’s death in Scotland on Thursday.

For the last couple of days King Charles has unintentionally drew negative criticism from the press after two videos showing him visibly irritated by a leaky pen and a pen holder went viral on social media.

In one video, Charles was seen losing his temper at a leaking pen while he was signing a visitors' book in front of cameras in Northern Ireland, where he was visiting Tuesday on the latest leg of his royal tour of the UK’s four nations.

Charles was heard exclaiming "Oh god I hate this!” and muttering "I can’t bear this bloody thing … every stinking time.”

The video came after another pen-related incident on Saturday, when the new monarch was seen gesturing in irritation at his staff when a pen holder got in his way as he signed a document during his accession ceremony.

He and Camilla flew from Scotland to London for his accession ceremony and a visit to Parliament to address legislators, before flying back to Scotland where he walked behind the queen’s coffin.

He then jetted to Northern Ireland on Tuesday and returned to London the same night, in time for the procession of the queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday.

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