The True End of an Era: The British Royal Family Shifts Monumentality as It 'Breaks Away From Queen Elizabeth's Example'

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King Charles III's reign 'cannot compare' so far to his mother, Queen Elizabeth II's.

Mar. 1 2024, Published 7:52 p.m. ET

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Queen Elizabeth II died nearly 1.5 years ago, on September 8, 2022, which immediately began the reign of her long-serving heir, King Charles III. Although his tenure so far has received "mixed reviews," numerous analysts are noticing how the monarch is "ushering in a new era of emotion," whereas the late Queen preferred to rule in "mystery and elusiveness."

"I get the sense this is a real moment in time, a real shift for the royals," group editor of Women & Home magazine, Hannah Fernando, told an outlet. "We are seeing this level of emotion."

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Prince William pictured with Queen Elizabeth II.

"We are seeing William step away from royal duties, we are seeing different things happening that we never saw under the Queen; that sort of emotion and those feelings were kept fairly close," she added.

Under Elizabeth II's 70.5-year reign, the monarchy operated within the model of "kindness but distance," according to one palace insider. "The late Queen grew up in a monarchy still rooted in deference, mystery, and Victorian sensibilities."

When she came to the throne at the age of 25, it is believed that she was dedicated to maintaining that style of royalty, although she accepted small changes toward modernity after Diana, Princess of Wales, died in 1997.

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Not everyone is a fan of King Charles III's 'slimmed-down monarchy.'

King Charles III's decision to "slim down the monarchy" is not being met with the wide-ranging approval the monarch may have hoped for.

"That is the backbone of royalty because that is what makes people in this country feel that the royals are worth having," Lady Colin Campbell dished when discussing all the charity work numerous royal family members contribute to Britain.

Anybody who does any charity work in the U.K. knows most of the work the royals do is behind the scenes," Lady C added. "About 98 percent of it is never reported upon, and it’s a big mistake to think that that doesn’t count."

"I think he’s guilty of stupidity. The fact of the matter is I have seen for over 20 years that Charles' idea of slimming down the monarchy is unworkable," the aristocrat revealed.

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The Prince of Wales will succeed to the British throne upon the death of his father, King Charles III.

Other analysts feel that this level of emotion from only a "handful of senior royals," is the key to ensuring the Crown's evolution through the 21st century.

"This has certainly been the most active and engaged [William has been] on events of this scale that we have ever seen, and we can attribute that to his role as heir," according to royal expert Justin Vovk. "William really seems to be stepping out and looking to establish his own identity as Prince of Wales in a way that he's never had the opportunity to before, and one that supports causes that are important to him but are also still in line with the overall values of the monarchy at the moment."

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King Charles III at the State Opening of Parliament on November 7, 2023.

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Daily Express reported on the expert opinions.

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