There was a significant downgrade at Buckingham Palace with the rise of King Charles III to the throne. Charles will be a good king, but not a great monarch like his mother. History tells us that it’s rare to have two in a row.
This isn’t the first time Charles has looked second best in a comparison. In the 15 years he was married Diana Spencer, his first wife – years when he was surely the least intrusive man in Christendom – he was nearly scolded by an audience infatuated with the princess. Her death in 1997 threatened to do more damage to the British monarchy than any event in modern times, with maddened Britons accusing the queen of callousness – meaning she didn’t act as ruthlessly as those who rented her robe and cried before the palace gates.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/king-charles-has-big-sensible-shoes-to-fill-elizabeth-ii-queen-monarchy-capitalism-brexit-scotland-liz-truss-transition-11662899779 King Charles Has Big Sensible Shoes to Fill