I had this question, too. However, I only applied online from Canada on August 31, and my supporting documents (old UK passport/Canadian passport photocopy) are currently still in transit in the UK. In theory, it could be another 8-9 weeks – or longer – before my passport is renewed. I wonder how long it will be before new passports in the name of the King will be issued? It’s a bit soon to expect an announcement from the HM Passport Office, but I expect they should make one in the coming weeks.