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The death of HM Queen Elizabeth II is a point in time where people will remember where they were. Her record breaking reign saw immense change in the UK and the wider Commonwealth with the dissembling of an empire on which the sun once never set. Beyond the geopolitical role she played, Her Majesty maintained her place in the cultural lexicon of Britain as a constant, reassuring presence.
But with her passing, and the passing of every monarch, the question is then: What next?
King Charles III does not have the same reputation as his mother. A thoroughly political role as the Prince of Wales means that he can be a polarising figure in the country. He has campaigned publicly and privately for causes close to him, such as the environment.
Although as he has said himself that his role as monarch will be very different to that he played as Prince of Wales.
Following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, our voters explored her significant 70 years on the throne and what possible changes the future may hold as His Majesty King Charles III begins his reign. They considered how smaller adjustments may impact our daily lives, such as changes to stamps and the national anthem as well as larger societal shifts.
“I think it’s good to learn about change because it’s something we all have to experience and don’t necessarily know how to cope with"
“The political climate of the UK and the entire world is changing rapidly, going forward the future is going to feel incredibly different to the present due to issues like climate change and the cost of living crisis.”
"The new monarch will follow the same procedures, protocols, traditions, and standards that the late monarch did. There may be some changes such as on money, however, the King will not reign in a different way to his mother."
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