British passports to change for first time in over 70 years

It’s the first time the passport will bear the wording ‘His Majesty’ since 1952 (Home Office)
It’s the first time the passport will bear the wording ‘His Majesty’ since 1952 (Home Office)
google news icon

For the first time in more than 70 years, the language on British passports is going to change.


For the first time since 1952, they will now use the courtesy title “His Majesty.”

From this week, until all passports issued in the name of “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II” have been issued, new passports will gradually begin to be issued in the name of “His Majesty King Charles III.”

The Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, said: “For 70 years, Her Majesty has appeared on British passports and many of us will not remember a time when she did not feature. Today marks a significant moment in UK history, as the first British passports since 1952 start featuring the title of His Majesty, the King.”

With passport issue times by the HM Passport Office back on track for the summer rush after a chaotic 2022 season of long delays and weeks of staff strikes over pay and pensions this May, five million passports have been issued in the first six months of 2023.

The HM Passport Office reports that 99 per cent of these were issued within the standard UK service of 10 weeks and 90 per cent were delivered within three weeks.

The Home Secretary praised the punctual issue times for passports this year, saying: “As HM Passport Office enters a new era in its history, it is delivering an exceptional service and I am extremely grateful for their outstanding accomplishments and the unwavering dedication of the whole team to meet the needs of the British public. While vast improvements have been made, I continue to urge the public to make sure they apply for passports in good time.”

It is the biggest British passport change since 2020, when Brexit saw the return of the distinctive navy blue passports first issued in 1921.

Current British passports issued in the name of ‘Her Majesty the Queen’ will remain valid travel documents for British travellers until they reach their expiry dates.


Next Post

UK relaxes visa rules to attract foreign workers

Thu Jul 20 , 2023
Follow us on Google News to get latest news After it was determined that there was a shortage of construction workers, visa requirements for foreign bricklayers, roofers, carpenters, and plasterers were reportedly relaxed today. For a limited time, the Home Office will loosen rules to encourage more foreign builders to […]
Germany changes its immigration policies to entice talented workers

You May Like

Subscribe Our Newsletter

Daily Dazzling Dawn is the first and only international and non-profitable newspaper, which is 100% ownership of professional journalists from Bangladeshi origin with 20 years of experience in global journalism. The main aim of the newspaper is promoting ethical journalism with truth, accuracy and proficiency.

Editor in Chief

Dulal Ahmed Chowdhury

Dulal Ahmed Chowdhury is the Editor of The Daily Dazzling Dawn. Previously, he has been serving in important positions in all the famous national dailies of the Bangladesh since the nineties. He has played a commendable role in journalism by participating in various events at the national and international levels. United Nations Conference, World Climate Conference, SAARC Summit are notable among them.

Quick Jump

error: Content is protected !!