Opinion: King Charles III will struggle to become a unifying figure…

King Charles III has has been preparing for the crown his entire life. He must now figure out how to generate the “public support, a sense of endearment” that characterized the relationship Elizabeth had with the British public, said historian Ed Owens” (The Associated Press, 09.09.2022).

Just as the longest regent and monarch in the history of United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II died. The line of succession moved to her oldest son, King Charles III. That was only natural as the Queen died in advanced age and the new King is already 73 years old.

King Charles III really has less of beloved persona. His not the sort of character that is respected or highly admired. Especially after the fallout with the population over late Princess Diana and marrying the mistress Camilla Parker Bowles. That whole affair will forever linger on and be shady backdrop to the coronation whenever that may be.

First is the funeral arrangements and ensuring protocol is kept. There are a lot of formalities for the new King and he got to do things right. He has had years in the waiting. The King has waited so long that people are even hoping he abdicate and give the reigns to Prince William. However, I wouldn’t count on it.

King Charles III will reign and he will be crowned King. That is just bound to happen. Charles will enjoy this moment and takeover. This is what his whole life has been about. One moment or another, he would get to become King. He will mourn his mother and the loss of the matriarch. Nevertheless, he will find ways of sway influence and be at the centre.

The King might because of his former ties with Jimmy Saville and others get into question about his stances or beliefs. Charles will already be contrasted by the ghost of Diana. That is part of his legacy that he can never ever run away from. This is why her pictures has all been spread on social media after the death of the Queen.

He also have to takeover after someone who was smart and wise in her moves. The Queen has been able to get a positive legacy. Even if she was a part and did her bid to continue the colonial legacies of the British Empire. It is not like the United Kingdom can runaway from that past and her name is tarnished in that pain, suffering and plight served upon civilians in the former colonies. That is a legacy that the King should listen to and act upon…

The Commonwealth have to be more than a jolly expedition and a fine way of having CHOGM head of states conferences, now and then. The King need to consider the approach, as there are already growing sentiments of Caribbean islands to leave the Monarchy and become fully independent republics. That has already started and should be a signal to the King.

King Charles III might see even more nations totally leave London and the Colonial history behind. As they see no benefit or positives with the ties to the United Kingdom. It could easily also see foreign currencies change from Queen Elizabeth II to national heroes or things, which makes more sense actually.

The King has to address it all. There is a lot of weight on his shoulders. He has to not only gain sympathy for losing his mother. The King has to ooze of confidence and continuation of traditions. That’s a lot to carry and do it swiftly too.

King Charles III has a massive road ahead. This will not be easy and Paddington will not be enough. He needs something unique and special to overcome this hurdle. As the nation is mourning, but his future is starting now.

The King stays the King, but will he beloved or be a bother? Peace.

Jamaica: Jamaica House – Office of the Prime Minister – Statement from Prime Minister Andrew Holness Following the Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizatbeth II (09.08.2022)

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF): EFF Statement on the Death of Queen Elizabeth (08.09.2022)

Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA): Six Lions Die in Queen Elizabeth National Park (20.03.2021)

Guy Fawkes day

Don’t you Remember,
The Fifth of November,
‘Twas Gunpowder Treason Day,
I let off my gun,
And made’em all run.
And Stole all their Bonfire away

(Unknown – 1742)

If you want to know more about this day, check out these youtube-videoes, which tells the story about the gunpowder plot of 1605 in the UK.

An old UK school movie:

Here I pieced together BBC documentary from youtube.

BBC Part one:

BBC Part two: 

BBC Part three:

BBC Part four:

BBC Part five:

There been written up and down about this day. So I think I will leave it be. For two years ago I wrote it in Norwegian. Today I let the videoes from BBC. Speak my peace.

UPF: Police guaranteees safety and security of the tourism industry


1.    The Police and its sister security agencies have boosted security in the Western districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko following the tragic events surrounding the ethnic and cultural conflicts in the area.
2.    The area that comprises the Mountain Rwenzori National Park has very significant Safari attractions that have drawn an increase in the number of visitors in the area.
3.     This is to therefore, inform all domestic and international tourists that the combined forces of the Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) and the Uganda Police (UPF) successfully countered the attackers who were linked to the Rwenzururu Kingdom and arrested several of whom it arraigned before the courts of Law.
4.    Apparently, calm has been fully restored in the area and recreation centers opened by the Government in the districts of Bundibugyo and Kasese that has led to the recovery of several guns and ammunitions as well as accommodating people seeking shelter and protection. The local leaders and elders managing these centers have taken the lead for the immediate restoration of calm by dialoguing and engaging the locals and all other stakeholders in the area to solve the current issues.
5.    The deployment of appropriate Police and Military assets and supporting infrastructure has created safety for visitors selecting the Rwenzori region as a holiday destination. The Tourism Police that is tasked with the primary mandate of ensuring the safety and security of both international and domestic tourists, tourist attractions and facilities in Uganda is fully deployed covering all facilities in and around both the Queen Elizabeth and Mountain Rwenzori National Parks.
6.    The Police therefore, urges the public and all tour companies to resume their operations in the area and benefit from the security infrastructure in the area.

Fred Enanga
Press and Public Relations Officer
Uganda Police

– See more at: http://www.mediacentre.go.ug/press-release/police-guarantees-safety-and-security-tourism-industry#sthash.z2eUFVh9.dpuf

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