British Passports Following Queen Elizabeth’s II Death

British Passports Following Queen Elizabeth’s II Death

The Queen's death has left the nation in mourning, as Her Majesty passed away aged 96 and marks the end of the longest reign in history.

As there will be inevitable changes, a lot of people have been left wondering about changes that come to the likes of money, stamps, and British passports.

British passports have a page that states:

“Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State requests and requires in the name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.”

As it states that you can travel under the name of Her Majesty, some British passport holders have been confused as to whether passports will be valid.

The Queen is also mentioned in messages on the front pages of passports from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth nations.

Are British Passports Still Valid?

British passports are still valid following the death of Her Majesty.

As King Charles III takes to the throne, it's likely that new passports issued will be updated to reflect the male pronouns of the new King. The Coronation will be held on 06 May 2023 at 11 AM at Westminster Abbey in London.

People with passports that make mention of Her Majesty will only have to change them once they expire and are up for renewal. 

This is similar to when the new blue passports were issued, the old burgundy ones are still valid, as long as they are within the expiration date.  

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