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You may have caught clips of the elaborate ritual over the weekend in which a man in robes got a funny new hat, signifying his symbolic control over a big chunk of the Earth's surface. The coronation of King Charles III has ruffled feathers, both in the pastel fascinators placed delicately atop the têtes of ladies in attendance at Westminster Abbey and politically abroad.

In Canada, 60% of respondents to an April Angus Reid Institute (ARI) survey said they did not support recognizing Charles as head of state. And 48% just don't like the guy. His wife, Camilla, is even more loathed: 54% of survey respondents viewed the new queen consort unfavourably.

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On September 8, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at Balmoral Castle after 70 years of occupying the throne. Today, Operation London Bridge, the official code phrase detailing the events and procedures following the queen's passing, launched in the United Kingdom. The first order of business? Proclaiming a new sovereign.

Canada's Chief Herald Dr. Samy Khalid read the proclamation of the accession of Canada's new sovereign, King Charles III, at a ceremony presided over by Governor General Mary Simon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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The monarchy may not play a major role in the day-to-day lives of most Canadians, but if you want a closer relationship with the now late Queen Elizabeth II, there's a little government website that still has just the product for you.

The Canadian government has long offered to supply free portraits of the reigning royal to any and all Canadians who want one. While the digital version is free to download, you can also order a print copy. You just have to pay the cost of shipping and postage, which comes to around $18.

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Queen Victoria's full first name was Alexandrina Victoria. Her son was Albert before he became Edward VII. Queen Elizabeth II's father, King George VI, was also an Albert before he ascended to the throne. So will the new king, formerly Prince Charles, adopt a new name too?

It doesn't look like it. According to the BBC, he will be known as Charles III. At the time of writing, the royal family itself hasn't confirmed this though. The new monarch has so far released only one statement, which Buckingham Palace only cryptically indicated came from "His Majesty the King."

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Most Canadians like their queen, but not her spawn. That's according to a recent survey from the Angus Reid Institute in which a majority of respondents (55%) said they either strongly or moderately support keeping Elizabeth II as queen of Canada for so long as she reigns.

Sixty-six percent of respondents, however, said they either strongly or moderately oppose recognizing Elizabeth's son, Prince Charles, as king.

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