Amid his grief, King Charles III is getting on with his duties as the new monarch.
In a photograph released by Buckingham Palace, he sits at a gilded desk and reaches across to important papers, one tied with ribbon, in an open red box beside him.
It is the first time he has been pictured carrying out official government duties.
Red boxes, made by luxury British leather goods company Barrow Hepburn & Gale, contain papers sent by officials from the UK and beyond, some of which require a signature.
They also hold briefing documents and information about forthcoming meetings.
The photograph shows the King apparently deep in concentration in the Eighteenth Century Room at Buckingham Palace earlier this month.
In the background, there is a framed black and white photo of his parents, which they gave to George VI for Christmas in 1951.
The Queen received red boxes on every day of her reign, including on weekends, but not on Christmas Day.
Meanwhile Australian political leaders have honored the life of Queen Elizabeth II during the first sitting of federal parliament since the monarch’s death.
MPs and senators spent Friday paying tribute to the Queen and congratulating King Charles III on his accession to the throne, with condolence motions taking up the day’s proceedings.
While most speeches honored the Queen’s service, some recalled personal encounters, others used their speaking time to reflect on the complicated legacy for Indigenous people or call for a republic.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said it was hard to grasp the Queen “belongs to the realm of memory” after her seven-decade reign..