Could Carlos III transform the monarchical institution and its impact on British society?
Most believe that King Charles will “slim down” the monarchy, as he has mentioned it many times when he was Prince of Wales and heir to the throne. So there may be less public influence and definitely less impact on British (and world) pop culture.
What are your strengths and weaknesses of the new monarch?
Possibly no one has been more educated or better prepared to take charge of the British monarchy. After watching his mother for more than seven decades, King Charles has seen it all. However, he is also confronted with the old traditions of his mother and the perceptions of British society about how he would like to see the English monarchy run. Also, her age may work against her, as her reign will probably be much shorter than hers, as a matter of course. Those who oppose his views may be tempted to simply wait for him to go and thus delay changes.
Will your monarchy represent continuity or some kind of change?
A reign starting in 2022 will logically have to be something different than one starting in 1952. However, while Queen Elizabeth II tried to modernize the monarchy, I think her son King Charles will downplay it, narrow it down so there may not be much of a perceived change in public opinion simply because the royal family will not be as present as they are used to during this second Elizabethan era.
How did the monarchy change and evolve under the rule of Queen Elizabeth?
Sovereign Elizabeth II set out to make the monarchy more modern than that of her father King George VI: she traveled, she made her family life more public than ever. In addition, she changed the perception of women as national leaders at a time when women in the United States, for example, could not get a credit card without her husband’s permission. Due to her long reign, she became synonymous with constitutional monarchy, and will long be the symbol people think of when British royalty is mentioned.