Canada’s monarchy fatigue
About half of Canadians have monarchy fatigue, which will rise with Prince Charles as king (Unhappy and inglorious? 30 March). It’s not just his years of mistreatment of Diana, but more his pompousness and privileges, such as having his shoelaces ironed and toothpaste squeezed on to his toothbrush. Can the man not do anything for himself?
A British monarch who lives in a foreign country was never popular with many French-Canadians. Canada has become a rainbow nation of immigrants and refugees who have no connection to Britain.
Skipping succession one generation and making William king and Kate queen consort would give the monarchy in Canada a huge boost. But Charles has been unemployed for too long waiting for his job, and he will get it. With the Queen gone, Canadians may decide to scrap the monarchy. But for now, the Queen remains loved by many, tolerated by others, and we will miss her. Reiner Jaakson
Oakville, Ontario, Canada