Coronation poll: How popular do you think King Charles will be compared to Queen Elizabeth?
The last poll taken before the death of Britain's longest-reigning monarch showed 81% of people held her in a positive regard
Queen Elizabeth II's death brought to an end an historic 70-year-reign, with much of the world mourning the loss of a devoted sovereign who provided a sense of continuity throughout the decades.
She passed away at a time when the Royal Family faced multiple scandals, including feuds with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Prince Andrew's legal battle – but public perception of Elizabeth remained largely unscathed.
The last poll taken before the death of Britain's longest-reigning monarch showed 81% of people held her in a positive regard, a rate she'd managed to hold for more than a decade.
In light of Charles's coronation on 6 May, Yahoo News UK has launched a poll of its own, asking how he will fare compared to his late mother.
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The new King is widely expected to "slim down" the monarchy in a bid to bring it into the 21st century and to avoid public scrutiny over too many people living off the public purse.
This could be necessary in order for the institution to survive, with a recent YouGov opinion poll suggesting only 32% of 18-24 year olds support keeping the monarchy.
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Support remained high among over-65s, 78% of whom supported keeping things the way they are, but an apparent shift in attitude among the younger generations is still significant.
While they may represent a minority view, anti-monarchist protesters showing up at the King's public appearances far more frequently than under Elizabeth, also suggests a change in the tide.
Further polling suggests 51% of Britons don't think the coronation should by funded by the taxpayer – a number that would be hard to imagine when Queen Elizabeth was crowned in 1953.