This week, we asked the Invstr Community whether they plan on watching the coronation of the new King of England. The winner, with over half of the votes, was the 55 percent of Invstrs who will not be watching the historic event and are simply not interested. Currently, King Charles III has an approval rating of 49%, far less than the previous monarch of the UK. Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away last September, was one of the most well-liked and longest-reigning monarchs in history. Near the end of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II was able to retain a large approval rating of over 80%. Now, it is time for her oldest son to take over the mantle, however, his controversial past leaves several in distaste for the new King. A CNN poll estimates that 23% rate the new King as unfavorable, suggesting challenges for the monarchy. His bouts of infidelity with the beloved Princess Diana as well as the divide between his children have certainly affected his British approval ratings. The same CNN poll found that 30% of viewers have become less interested in the news of the royal family, potentially due to cultural and generational divides that have deviated interest from the family.
In second place, we have the 26 percent of Invstrs who are excited to watch the coronation, as their love for the royal family exceeds any doubts about the new King. A rapidly developing culture that has shifted both religion and society has seemingly left only a minority of citizens looking forward to the historical news of the royal family. Queen Elizabeth II was coronated in 1953, the first televised coronation that followed one of the worst wars that the whole world had ever experienced. The event was not only one of tradition but one of peace and pride, where over 20 million viewers felt the promise of a new age and sense of duty. With the longest interlude between two British coronations, King Charles III’s coronation is in a far different era. New attitudes and societal changes have shifted the view of the monarchy, where it isn’t widely believed to be a good source of leadership and guidance. To close out the podium, we have the 19 percent of Invstrs who are indifferent to the coronation and may tune in if they have the time. As opposed to the late Queen’s coronation, television has become an entertainment hub, where momentous events aren’t given as much attention as they once were. Despise this, there is still a large portion of global viewers that aren’t set on their opinions of the royal family and may solely watch the event to participate in the newest moment of history.
Are you excited for the new head of the British royal family? Have fun and see you next time with more poll results!
- The Invstr Team 🙂