By: M. Sharifi
Polls suggest that Charles III's approval rating is far lower than his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away in September. According to a recent online poll by the firm "Yoga," the percentage of British citizens who favour the monarchy has dropped from over 73% in 2012 to 53%. According to a poll conducted by this research firm this month, only nine percent of British people consider the coronation of Charles III to be a "very important" event.
As for the monarchy, 45% of respondents in a study conducted by the British National Centre for Social Research stated it "should be abolished," "does not matter," or "does not matter at all." The future monarch of Britain will also have to contend with the Republicans. The enthronement of King Charles has been called a "slap in the face" for ordinary citizens dealing with rising inflation.
Critics of the monarchy have declared preparations to protest during the occasion. In this respect, the "Republic" movement reportedly coordinated with the London police force about its intentions to stage a peaceful rally in Parliament Square, which is close to the Westminster Cathedral, where the British monarchs are crowned.
Graham Smith, head of the British Republican movement, says coronations celebrate the hereditary transfer of power and unjust privileges, which have no place in modern society.
This event, expected to cost tens of millions of pounds, is a slap in the face of millions struggling with the cost of living crisis, which increased by 80% over the past year, and the interbank interest rate, which is increasing with mortgage installments in the millions.
The English household has a direct relationship because 425 basic units have increased, which means that a few hundred pounds are added to the cost of housing people, whether homeowners or renters. In such a situation, the publication of the results of the polls also shows that Charles' accession to the throne will not be easy because 51% of the people believe that the cost of the coronation ceremony should not be paid from the taxpayers' pockets. More importantly, 58% believe that the ruler of this country should be determined selectively.