Majority of Scots don’t think Charles should be crowned King of Scots at this year’s Coronation
King Charles has faced a fresh blow to his Reign in Scotland after a majority have said they don’t think he should be crowned as King of Scots at this year’s Coronation.
The news comes on the back of another poll released last week that showed that 55% of Scots think that an independent Scotland should be a republic and that King Charles should not be Head of State.
In the latest poll blow, Scots were asked if they thought King Charles should be crowned King of Scots if he is Coronated in Westminster Abbey and does not come to Scotland for a Coronation.
In what is sure to draw more pressure on the fledgling Monarch in the run up to his Coronation on 6th May this year, 56% of those polled believe that Charles should not be Scotland’s King if he does not come to Scotland to be coronated.
The poll may be difficult reading for the Scottish Government who have already announced plans for a Scottish “Weekend of Coronation Celebrations ” as 78% of those that voted SNP at last years Holyrood election with their constituency vote do not believe Charles should be crowned King of Scots at this May’s Coronation.
It’s an issue that will also pose difficulty for Anas Sarwar as Labour Party voters are split 54% in favour of Charles being crowned King of Scots versus 46% who are against.
Alba Party support Scotland becoming an independent republic. They think that Scotland should have an elected Head of State.
Commenting Alba Party General Secretary Chris McEleny said:
“Last year we sadly lost the legendary figure of the independence movement Ian Hamilton KC. I’m sure this is a poll he would’ve found of great interest on account of his heroic efforts to help repatriate what the English believe to be the Stone of Destiny.
“There is clearly a disconnect between a Royal family based in London and their belief that they have the divine right to rule over the people of Scotland. Of course, Alba Party believes that an independent Scotland should have an elected Head of State and that is a position shared by a majority of Scots.
“However, this poll does present a challenge to the fledgling Reign of King Charles. A majority of Scots don’t think he should be Coronated as their King at his Coronation later this year and that is not a position that flying visits to Scotland by members of the Royal Family will change. At the turn of the last century Monarchy was the rule and republic was the exception across Europe. Today it is Monarchy that is the exception and republics that are the norm…and of course independence is normal."