Toronto, Canada (EFE).- As the Canadian government prepares to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom, most Canadians oppose the British monarch and his wife, Camila, being kings of Canada, according to a study released Monday.
The survey, conducted by the Angus Reid Institute, shows that 60% of those surveyed are against the recognition of Carlos III as King of Canada, a parliamentary monarchy in which the British head of state also symbolically comes from the North American country. .
An even higher proportion of Canadians, 62%, expressed their rejection of Carlos III’s effigy adorning the Canadian dollar, as happened with his mother, Elizabeth II of England, or of “God save the king” being sung officially . ceremonies. .
Low acceptance of Camila
The rejection extends to Carlos III’s wife, Camila. 60% of Canadians surveyed say they don’t want to be called the queen of the country. 21% would accept being called queen consort and another 19% queen.
And 61% think it is right for countries like Canada, which have the British head of state as their symbolic monarch, to break away from that colonial bond. Only 11% of Canadians think the country should remain a parliamentary monarchy.
The survey, which interviewed 10 and 12 April 2013 Canadians and has a 2% margin of error, was published on the same day the Canadian government announced the events with which it will celebrate the coronation of Carlos III on April 6.
Canada’s Minister of Heritage, Pablo Rodríguez, said a series of activities open to the public will be held on May 6 and 7 at Rideau Hall (Ottawa), the official residence of the Governor General of Canada and which serves as the main of the state representing the British monarch.
In addition, every province and territory of Canada will hold events to celebrate the coronation.