King Charles: New royal cypher revealed 英國國王查爾斯三世新皇家標誌揭曉

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英國國王查爾斯三世的皇家標誌已經揭曉,標誌中的圖案將用於政府大樓、國家檔案和郵筒上。

The cypher for the King will display the initials C and R, for Charles and his title ‘Rex’ – Latin for ‘King’. Sitting above the entwined initials will be a representation of the crown. A Scottish version will feature the Scottish crown.

國王的標誌上將顯示 Charles(查爾斯)的首字母 C 和拉丁語 Rex(國王)的首字母 R,在交織纏繞的首字母上方是王冠的象徵圖案,蘇格蘭版標誌上將採用蘇格蘭王冠。

Over time, the design will be used on government buildings, state documents and some post boxes. New banknotes featuring King Charles will enter circulation by the middle of 2024. The Royal Mint has also announced plans for coins, which feature a portrait of the King.

隨著時間的推移,該設計將被用於政府大樓、國家檔案以及一些郵筒上,印有查爾斯國王頭像的新版紙幣最晚將在2024年年中開始流通,英國皇家造幣廠還宣佈了發行印有國王頭像的硬幣的計畫。

27 billion coins currently feature the Queen. They will remain legal tender and in circulation. The King will soon feature on first and second-class stamps. But the Royal Mail says those bearing the image of the Queen will also remain valid.

目前有270億枚硬幣上印有已故女王的頭像,這些硬幣仍將作為法定貨幣繼續流通,英國國王的頭像將很快在一等和二等郵票上出現,但英國皇家郵政表示,那些印有女王頭像的郵票也將依然有效。

詞彙表

cypher 標誌,徽記
entwined 相互交織纏繞的
representation 象徵
banknotes 紙幣,鈔票
circulation 流通
legal tender 法定貨幣
second-class stamps (英國皇家郵政發行的)二等郵票
bearing 印有,帶有

閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題。

1. What will the initials C and R on the cypher stand for?

2. How many versions of the cypher will there be?

3. Where will the new cypher be used?

4. True or false? The new cypher of the King does not replace that of the Queen immediately.

答案  

1. What will the initials C and R on the cypher stand for?
The initials C and R will stand for Charles and his title ‘Rex’ – Latin for ‘King’.

2. How many versions of the cypher will there be?
There will be two versions. One will have a representation of the crown, and a Scottish version will feature the Scottish crown.

3. Where will the new cypher be used?
The new design will be used on government buildings, state documents, some post boxes and eventually on banknotes.

4. True or false? The new cypher of the King does not replace that of the Queen immediately.
True. Coins and stamps with the Queen’s image on will remain valid for some time.