King Charles’ ‘biggest challenge’ exposed as king to embark on charm offensive


KING Charles’ “biggest challenge” is to “be accepted” as the new monarch, according to royal commentator Cameron Walker.

Mr Walker told Daily Express’ Royal Round-Up host Pandora Forsyth: “I think his biggest challenge is being accepted as the new King, but because we’ve just come out of royal mourning, he hasn’t had a lot of time to do that.

“So I think over the next couple of months, we’re going to have to see him very much take an active role in British life and promoting causes which are going to benefit people.

“But he’s also head of the Commonwealth and many Commonwealth realms, the 15 or so which he is, continues to be head of state outside of United Kingdom, including many of the Caribbean realms have expressed opinions or at least intentions to get rid essentially of the British Monarchy from their constitution and to become republics.

“So if he wants to maintain the monarchy and retain him being head of state in various other countries, it wouldn’t surprise me if we see him go on royal tours to try and shore up support for the monarchy abroad.

King Charles' 'biggest challenge' is to 'be accepted' says Walker

King Charles’ ‘biggest challenge’ is to ‘be accepted’ says Walker (Image: BBC)

Royal commentator Cameron Walker says that King Charles' 'biggest challenge' is to 'be accepted'

Royal commentator Cameron Walker says that King Charles’ ‘biggest challenge’ is to ‘be accepted’ (Image: EXPRESS)

“But he has said in the past when he was Prince of Wales, that’s he very much it’s up to the individual come country to form their own path.

“He’s not going to stop them from becoming a republic, if they wish to do so.

“But that equally doesn’t stop him from trying to persuade them otherwise.”

The King and his Queen Consort are to hold their first joint public engagements since royal mourning ended by visiting Dunfermline to mark the former town becoming a city.

King Charles and Camilla will attend an official council meeting at the City Chambers next Monday and visit Dunfermline Abbey in celebration of the metropolis’ new status.

During the day the King and his wife will also host a reception at Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate British South Asian communities.

Eight places were made cities, as part of celebrations marking the 70-year reign of the late monarch, after successfully bidding for the honour under the Platinum Jubilee Civic Honours Competition.

The settlements were asked to highlight their royal associations, as well as showcase their communities and local identity.

During his visit to Dunfermline the King will formally mark the conferral of City status and make a short speech in the chamber room.

After the ceremony Charles and Camilla will take a short walk to Dunfermline Abbey, to mark its 950th anniversary and be introduced to representatives from Historic Scotland to learn about the heritage of the local area and conservation of the site.


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