King Charles' Most Controversial Moments Since Turning into King

Quickly into his reign, King Charles III made the choice to fireplace as much as 100 workers at Clarence Home, which serves as Charles and Queen Camilla’s London residence. The members of workers have been notified of their redundancies throughout the nationwide interval of mourning following the dying of Queen Elizabeth. This was as a result of king’s determination to shut down the Clarence Home family in accordance together with his plans for a slimmed-down monarchy (one thing which his sister, Princess Anne, argued was a nasty concept). Although Charles was adhering to his preliminary promise, the staff have been reportedly left feeling shaken amid the sudden layoffs.

The choice led to a backlash from the Public and Industrial Providers Union, which branded the king heartless. “Whereas some modifications throughout the households have been to be anticipated, as roles throughout the royal household change, the size and pace at which this has been introduced is callous within the excessive,” union chief Mark Serwotka advised The Guardian. “Least of all as a result of we have no idea what staffing the incoming Prince of Wales and his household may want.”

Equally, The Telegraph’s Eleanor Mills argued {that a} slimmed-down monarchy ought to have entailed giving up the huge quantities of actual property that the crown owns, versus shedding workers. As Mills mused, “So, your Majesty, somewhat than sacking a number of center administration minions, if you happen to actually imply it about saving money, why do not you offload a few of the actual property?”