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King Charles faces major headache as youth reject him just days before Coronation

NewsKing Charles faces major headache as youth reject him just days before Coronation

With the King’s big day edging closer, Panorama has commissioned a new YouGov opinion poll.

The results suggest that there remains a vast amount of support for keeping the monarchy, with 58 percent preferring it to a selected Head of State – which was backed by 26 percent.

But there is a sharp contrast in support between different generations.

Only 32 percent of 18-24-year-olds are in support of the monarchy, compared to 78 percent of over-65s.

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In contrast, 38 percent of 18-24-year-olds feel that there should be an elected Head of State instead.

Just under a third (30 percent) of the younger generation who participated admitted that they did not know how they felt about the monarchy.

Only 15 percent of those over 65 felt that there should be a selected Head of State.

Value for money was also an issue that was raised, with over half of participants – 54 percent – saying that the monarchy represents good value.

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This is in comparison to 32 percent who claimed that they don’t think it is of good value.

In the 18-24 year old category, 40 percent believed the monarchy is good value – with 30 percent stating the opposite.

The new survey shows support for the monarchy is declining among the younger age group with a 2019 YouGov survey finding that almost half of 18-24 year olds (46 percent) were in favour of the monarchy.

Pollsters quizzed 4,592 UK adults between 14-17 April 2023.

The King will be crowned, along the Queen Consort, on May 6 in London.

The service will take place at Westminster Abbey – the same venue used for the late Queen’s coronation in 1953.

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