King Charles III and Queen Camilla are learning very quickly that they just aren’t that popular. Anti-monarchy protestors show up at every event making sure that the royal couple knows that he is “Not my King.” Wednesday’s Scottish coronation should have been a grand affair for Charles, but the only person in the royal family anyone seemed to care about was Kate Middleton.
It was hard not to look at King Charles, who has been adamant about modernizing the monarchy, and question why they are in what some call cosplay garb while Kate dazzled in a royal blue Catherine Walker coatdress. She looked like the only contemporary member of the palace at that moment.
The Daily Beast gave a bleak view of what King Charles’ reign is going to look like, writing, “It seems sadly inevitable that as long as King Charles and Queen Camilla remain on the throne, affection for the British monarchy will dwindle.”
There are also whispers amongst the British elite that “Charles will abdicate on or around his 80th birthday, handing the controls to William and Kate while they are young enough to make a difference.” That’s only six years away, but that might be just enough time to make the royal family even more irrelevant than it already is. However, Kate and Prince William seem to know they hold some power that didn’t exist when Queen Elizabeth II was alive.
Charles can no longer “openly scold” the Prince and Princess of Wales for “drawing attention away” from the King or Queen, but apparently, it’s Kate who is strategically playing “the long game” behind the scenes, according to a source in Valentine Low’s paperback book update of Courtiers. They added, “She has always got her eye on, ‘This is my life and my historic path, and I am going to be the queen one day.’” It looks like the Princess of Wales is winning the royal PR war, and King Charles is going to have to accept the fact that her popularity is eclipsing him.
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