No, King Charles III didn’t steal his new logo from Cristiano Ronaldo

A photo of Cristiano Ronaldo and a detail from the new King Charles III cypher
(Image credit: The Royal Family/Premier League/Future owns)

We've seen all manner of logo-based disputes over the last few years, with big brands and tiny startups (and, surprisingly often, Kanye West) all doing battle over who came up with this or that design first. Here's one that the internet has almost definitely made up – but it's fun to imagine is real.

The new monogram for King Charles III was revealed by Buckingham Palace this week, and it looks pretty much as you'd expect, depicting a gold 'C' and intersecting 'R', with a nice crown sitting atop them. But social media has been quick to spot a somewhat unexpected similarity. (Looking for inspiration? Check out the best logos of all time.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.