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35 Per Cent Of Brits ‘Do Not Care About King Charles Coronation

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With unconfirmed predictions that King Charles Coronation could cost the nation between £50m and £100m, it’s no wonder why some people think the Coronation is a waste of money.

On May 6h King Charles III will be crowned alongside his wife Camilla, Queen Consort, at Westminster Abbey. Originally the coronation was once a necessity for a monarch but is now an expensive ceremonial event.

For years King Charles has claimed he is going to Modernise the Monarch but with Prince Harry still keeping his title and no sign of the Monarchy being slimmed down, it seems his words have no meaning. With the Coronation costing so much money, it has shown once again how King Charles and the Monarchy as well as the Tory Government are out of touch with the General Public.

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Anti-monarchy group Republic has branded the event an “expensive pantomime” arguing it is inappropriate to spend money on pomp and ceremony amid the cost-of-living crisis. More than 50 percent of Brits agree.

While parties will be going on around the UK to celebrate the coronation including in Manchester, Skegness, London, Boston, Grimsby, Liverpool, and Birmingham, not everyone will be celebrating.

A recent YouGov survey found that 51% of adults thought the expensive spectacle should not be funded by the taxpayer. 35% of Brits in another poll said they did not care about King Charles Coronation and would not be watching it.

To find out what our readers thought about the taxpayer footing the bill for King Charles Coronation we asked our readers in Boston, Manchester, and Birmingham for their opinion. 72 percent of our readers said it was distasteful to spend so much money during a cost-of-living crisis.

The overwhelming majority of the people we spoke to said the money that is being spent on the Coronation could have been spent on helping the homeless. There are currently more than 271,000 people who are homeless according to official figures. However, that figure is believed to be outdated. Last year more than 1,300 people in the UK died while homeless. The money being spent on the Coronation could have been spent on saving lives and giving people who are homeless much-needed support.

Public support for the Royal Family is at an all-time low. A poll in 2022 found more than one in four (27%) Brits now support abolishing the monarchy. 40% of those under 25 want the monarchy abolished now.

Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Oliver Dowden has previously said the King and the government are “mindful of ensuring that there is value for the taxpayer” and there will not be “lavishness or excess”. However, it seems King Charles and the Government have a different take on what is value for money.

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