Major change for British passports this summer | The Sun

BRITS who need a new passport this summer will notice something very different about them.

New rules mean that the passports will be issued by King Charles.

Currently, passports are issued in the name of Her Majesty when the Queen was in charge.

Since King Charles has taken over, they will now be served by His Majesty.

This means the page inside will instead read: "His Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State requests and requires in the name of His 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.”

An exact date is yet to be given, but it is believed that the new wording will be introduced later this year, the Evening Standard reports.

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Old passports which have not been updated with the new text will still be valid until they expire.

This was also the case when the UK blue passports were phased in, as burgundy passports are still valid until they expire.

Despite changes to the British passport meaning they no longer have the European Union slogan, there are still French phrases on the coat of arms on the cover.

The words "Dieu et mon droit" are across the bottom of the coat of arms and "Honi soit qui mal y pense".

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"Dieu et mon droit" translates to "God and my right" and is the motto of the monarchy and was adopted by Henry V in the 15th century.

But it was first used as a battle cry by King Richard 1 as he went into battle against Philip II of France in 1198.

There are lots of new rules Brits need to be aware of when it comes to travelling to Europe with their passport.

Passports can no longer be more than 10 years old, as previous rule allowed them to be up to 10 years and nine months.

Some European countries also only allow you into the country if you have six months left on your passport on arrival.

Lots of Brits have already been caught out by these confusing rules, with many losing thousands after being banned from boarding their flights.

Here is how to get a fast-track passport renewal in the UK.

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