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King Charles III, who celebrates his 75th birthday Tuesday, has faced the daunting task of following in the footsteps of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, a beloved, globally-admired world figure for 70 years.
Notwithstanding initial concerns and criticisms from various quarters, during his first year on the throne, Charles has demonstrated the ability to inspire his people, steadied the ship against a turbulent geopolitical situation, and served as an able ambassador for his nation abroad.
Official polling shows that, so far under his tenure, the monarchy remains popular, notwithstanding even Harry and Meghan Markle’s best efforts.
King Charles has inspired his people, steadied the ship against a turbulent geopolitical situation, and served as an able ambassador for his nation abroad. (WPA Pool)
I was pleased to travel to the U.K. during the king’s coronation to provide commentary for American news outlets. Observing the proceedings with the thousands who descended upon London, I was struck by the power of Britain’s monarchical institution to inspire, unify and impress upon its citizens the shared values and historical events shaping their past and present.
Over the course of the