King Charles has “little joy” at present because “there’s too much in the firing line and too many problems to solve”, one royal biographer has claimed.
The nation came together in May to celebrate the crowning of King Charles at Westminster Abbey, a ceremony steeped in ancient ritual and brimming with pomp at a time when the monarchy is striving to remain relevant in a fractured modern Britain.
The honeymoon period did not last long, however. Britons woke up to find the cost of living biting, politics in disarray and war raging on the continent.
He explained: “There’s little joy at the moment. The coronation clearly was a success, but there’s too much in the firing line and too many problems to solve.”