For the third year in a row, Research Co. and Glacier Media asked Canadians about the monarchy.
Some of the numbers we track have been remarkably consistent. We have learned that Canadians are more likely to like Prince William as the next King, that Prince Charles – first in line to become monarch – is troubled by a lack of favourability only rivalled by his second and current wife, and that even Canadians who do not care much about the institution hold positive views on Queen Elizabeth II.
The events of the past few weeks provided a good opportunity to see if our perceptions have changed. The long foreseen “de-royalling” of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will materialize soon, complete with that most American of coming-out ceremonies: an Oprah Winfrey interview. For the past few days, Prince Philip has been in hospital recovering from an infection.
Some Canadians have used their pandemic ……
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