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Charles III officially enters history when he is crowned on May 6. But the transition was not easy after the more than 70-year reign of her mother, Elizabeth II. His fame struggles to take off, and during his travels, the would-be king is often shouted down.
Admired by some, welcomed with open arms. He is ridiculed by others who do not hesitate to throw eggs at him. The crown had never been closer to Charles III, but after 70 years spent in the shadow of a beloved mother, English hearts were not won. On the streets of London (United Kingdom), opinions are measured. “It has nothing to do with it. Charles has our respect, but he will never have the love we have for the Queen. She earned it years later“, says a Briton. “For a twentysomething like me, there’s not much to say about him.”A young woman said.
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For now, Charles III’s popularity is far from that of Elizabeth II’s. 55% of opinion favors the new monarch, as opposed to 80% for the late queen, as it stands today. Ever since he ascended the throne, voices of discontent have been heard. Charles III, from his first days as sovereign, mourned on every journey with this cry, “Not my king” (“Not my king”). Far from his mother’s indomitable presence, Charles took advantage of her freedom of expression throughout his life, never hesitating to amplify the most outspoken stances, particularly on the environment.
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