What Prince Charles becoming King means to America's political scene

Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8, 2022 was known for her apolitical marshmallow diplomacy with the American Government.

Her very outspoken son and successor King Charles III will have his work cut out for him.

Charles has spent decades in decidedly political territory working on climate-centered projects.

If he continues his activist work, he may forfeit approval among the American public.

His approval was already dented by the memory of his 90s affair with Camila Parker-Bowles.

Charles will now likely face a choice between his climate politics and popularity of the type his mother enjoyed in America.

Nearly half of Americans were reported having an unfavorable view of Charles in a February 2022 poll.

The American public is skeptical on climate change and just 38% of Americans agree that the climate is changing.

When asked if he would continue his activism, he said “I’m not that stupid. You can’t be the same as the sovereign if you’re the Prince of Wales or the heir.”