In the wake of
Queen Elizabeth II's
King Charles III's
ascension, Britain's monarchy stands at a crossroads.
expresses gratitude for the public's support, his reign is marked by dwindling popularity and debates about the monarchy's future.
After a remarkable 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth left a lasting legacy, making it a daunting task for Charles to step into her shoes.
Although he has received praise for his efforts, it hasn't been without challenges.
I think it's a very difficult role to play after the queen, and a difficult job in the first place, so I think he's done a good job," remarked one observer.
Yet, there have been incidents of anti-royal sentiment, with one man even hurling eggs at the king, and protests during Charles' coronation.
Dozens were arrested during these demonstrations, including Matt Turnbull, a vocal advocate for a republican system, advocating for a president as the head of state instead of a monarch.
If we're going to give one person and their surrounding family all that power and all that splendor, should we not get a say in who that family is?" Turnbull questioned.
Public opinion reflects a decline in support for the monarchy, with a recent survey revealing a 5% drop in approval, especially among those aged 18 to 24 who prefer an elected head of state.
"Five points may seem small, but that's five points in a year," Turnbull observed. "What does five points in five years look like?"