King Charles III: The challenges that lie ahead for the monarch

King Charles III’s accession to the throne started a new chapter not just for the royal family, but also for the 14 Commonwealth realms.

King Charles III: The challenges that lie ahead for the monarch
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King Charles III: The challenges that lie ahead for the monarch

Filling in the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II would be challenging for any royal family member but given the new king’s old age and controversies, is he really up for the task? From working in a modern where people have started questioning the place of constitutional monarchy to family feuds, King Charles III may have a lot to do to steer The Firm in the direction it needs to go.

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Sibling and the sons

King Charles' first and foremost problem stems from his own family members – namely, Prince William, Harry and Andrew. The National news confirms that even though Prince Harry and Andrew are not working royals anymore, they still are a threat to the Royal Family.

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Infighting and scandals have been a part of the Royal Family over the last couple of years, thanks to the monarch’s sibling and sons. The decision to extend an olive branch to the three or ex-communicate all of them rests in his hands, making it one of the most crucial decisions ever in the history of the British Royal Family.

Is there a place for monarchs in the modern world?

King Charles will have to deal with a combination of anti-monarchy and republican forces that are gaining momentum in the 14 Commonwealth Realms where he is the head of state, confirms Mirror. The last few years have seen people calling out the monarchy for its historical role in the transatlantic slave trade which becomes a challenging territory for King Charles to navigate through. Many people will be watching to see how the King handles this emotional circumstance at the beginning of his reign.

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Cost of living

Taxpayers gave more than £100million to the Royal Family last year. And amidst the crisis of living, the Prince and Princess of Wales have four new homes and the king has paid no inheritance tax on his inherited property as well.

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The National News: From rogue royals to pet causes, the challenges facing King Charles III

Mirror: King Charles III's biggest challenges - family feuds, rebelling realms and UK in turmoil

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