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‘Oddball’ King Charles still living in the shadow of Princess Diana?

King Charles still receives criticism over his affair with Camilla while he was still married to Princess Diana

By Web Desk
June 08, 2023
‘Oddball’ King Charles still living in the shadow of Princess Diana?
‘Oddball’ King Charles still living in the shadow of Princess Diana?

King Charles has a long way to go despite having years to recover from the scandalous affair that he had with now-wife Camilla, while married to ex-wife Princess Diana.

Research by former Conservative Party deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft revealed the true scale of the challenge Charles faces now he is king, via Express.co.uk.

A poll of people from the UK and Commonwealth was conducted with 44 focus groups with people of different backgrounds. When asked what they thought of the new monarch, and most people believe that Charles has a hard act to follow.

Some were critical of the newly crowned king, labelling him as an “oddball,” “an aloof” or a “cold character.”

Meanwhile, some claimed that the monarch has an entitled behaviour. A person from Northern Ireland shared pondered over an anecdote of the king’s privileged behaviour, “Allegedly he had someone to put toothpaste on his toothbrush every morning. Is that true, or no?”

One person in New Zealand said, “Diana was a for the people, wasn’t she? She was like a normal person, like the rest of us. And that’s why she had such mass appeal. And when damage was done to her, that’s why people probably went off Charles in their droves.”

Commenting on the research, Lord Ashcroft said, “The personal conflicts and dramas that have beset the royals in recent years reinforce some people’s already negative views.”

He explained, “But the same stories undoubtedly engage the public and highlight one of the monarchy’s greatest strengths – that it is both a public institution and a human family, inspiring interest and occasional sympathy. At home, for now at least, the King has time and goodwill on his side.”