The Queen has been the Queen all my life and I admire her greatly.
I like that we have a royal family.
But, with the Queen gone, I'm not too sure if the esteem and respect in which she was held was more down to her,rather than the institution. I suspect much of the Commonwealth will go its own way now.
I'm sure Charles will do his best, but he has big shoes to fill and I'm just not convinced he is able. I find it hard - just now - to muster any enthusiasm for him!
Whilst taking Norma's point re tourism etc which of course is good, the fact that they wield no real power causes me to reassess would anything really be different without them. I hadn't really considered this while we had the Queen.
I hope I'm proved wrong and Charles carves out a place which makes his own mark.
Basically I think I'm just missing the Queen right now and it's hard to see how it will go.