Following the Accession of King Charles III to the Crown, the Times newspaper interviewed Simon Spence KC about the immediate change from Queen’s Counsel to King’s Counsel affecting up to 2000 Silks in England and Wales.
Commenting on the immediate suffix change from QC to KC, Simon said it had “a surprisingly profound emotional and psychological impact”. Moreover, with a King and two male heirs in the Prince of Wales and Prince George of Wales, the Times reported that it was highly unlikely that Silks will be required to change their letters for generations to come. Simon commented that those who had been appointed “Queen’s Counsel” when the reigning Monarch had been Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II would remain a “unique generation of QCs” for many years to come.
Read full piece here: [The Times]