Friday, February 23, 2024

King Charles criticised for displaying ‘gold platters’ amid UK living crisis

King Charles and his royal servants are being criticised for “flaunting” the royal family’s gold cutlery and servingware before South African President Ramaphosa’s visit this week.

Daniela Elser, an expert on the royal family, said that the royal social media team’s decision to promote the Palace’s gold tableware was cruel, especially since Jeremy Hunt had just announced that taxes would go up by $98 billion in the UK the same week.

Elser writes, “Last week, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt announced $98 billion in tax rises… Brits’ power costs will average $5370 this winter. “It’s time to show off the Palace’s gold servingware!”

Else then criticised Instagram videos of Palace chefs preparing for the South African delegation’s visit.

“Okay, yes, Brits are proud of pomp and ceremony… Is this the time to reduce the ostentatiousness of royal events?

Or the unimaginable resources spent on sugar roses or gold-bedecked bridles? Is that a risk Charles can or should take now? Questioned Elser.

The king’s reputation is changing as affection for Queen Elizabeth wanes and the novelty of Charles in command fades. An expert believes it is time for His Majesty to show the UK what he is made of. 

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