Posted 19 апреля 2022,, 17:01
Published 19 апреля 2022,, 17:01
Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36
Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:36
The British press writes that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles intend to become co-monarchs, reports Business Insider. Journalists consider this to be evidence of the fact that the heir to the throne replaced Her Majesty at several public events, including the Royal Memorial Service. Insiders claim that this is the first time since the 17th century, since the time of William III of Orange and Mary the Second case of joint rule in Britain.
However, an expert on the royal court of Britain, Kinsey Schofield, argues that in reality Charles is not a decision maker in the monarchy, and the idea of \u200b\u200bthe emerging monarchy is nothing more than a PR strategy thrown in to improve public opinion about the heir. “It is important for the court that everything looks like the Queen and Prince Charles are working hand in hand. We need to get people used to the idea of Prince Charles ascending the throne”, - Schofield says. “This idea continues to generate polarized opinions, so a deliberate strategy is needed to ease skepticism about King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla”.
In February of this year, Elizabeth II announced that she wanted Charles's wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, to assume the title of Queen Consort when he ascended the throne. Perhaps this was done to soften the reaction of fans of Princess Diana, who would not like to see her rival Camilla as queen. Following the queen's announcement, support for Camilla rose in opinion polls. In a YouGov poll in February, 41% of Britons said she should be queen and 10% said she should be princess consort.