In the most recent polling, Queen Elizabeth II remains the most popular monarch, while King Charles ranks sixth.
According to Lord Ashcroft Polls, the king rates lower than the first in line to the throne, Prince William, and his late ex-wife, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Respondents were asked how they felt about various members of the Royal Family, with the late Queen topping the survey with 76 percent.
According to Lord Ashcroft Polls, her grandson, the Prince of Wales, is in second place with 64 percent, with his mother, Princess Diana, one percentage point behind him.
Princess Anne and Kate, Princess of Wales, were viewed favorably by 62 percent of respondents, while King Charles was viewed favorably by 54 percent.
The Royal Family was perceived favorably by 52 percent of those who took part in the poll.
Charles’ result follows his Coronation on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, following his ascension to the throne following the death of Elizabeth II in September last year.
Lord Ashcroft Polling received feedback from respondents as part of its polling, with one anonymously noting that the Queen’s death had a huge influence on the monarchy.
“The Queen was like the British symbol, so when she passed, it seemed she took a huge part of the monarchy with her,” the Englishman reported.
“But perhaps we haven’t given [King Charles] enough time to prove himself yet.” I’m interested to see what kind of change he can bring.”
Charles is said to wish to streamline the monarchy, though his sister, Princess Anne, has recently questioned such a move.
A second comment in the poll, from an unknown Northern Ireland resident, stated of the King, “He’s quirky and he’s got his own views.”
“I think he’ll modernize it, move it forward, and get rid of the ones who need to be gotten rid of.”
A third English respondent remarked on the King’s looks during the Royal visit to Germany.
They stated, “He was out there greeting people and chatting with people, and he looked much more comfortable doing it than he used to.”
Some answers were less flattering, describing the monarch as an “oddball” and citing reports of the King’s seeming aloofness.
“Allegedly, he had someone put toothpaste on his toothbrush every morning,” a Northern Ireland responder stated. Is that correct?”
Some of the survey participants, who came from all over the world, were also inspired by King Charles’ marriages.
Admirers of Princess Diana were particularly scathing of the king, with one pollster cited as asking, “Diana was for the people, wasn’t she? She seemed normal, just like the rest of us.”
“And that’s why she had such mass appeal,” the New Zealander continued. And when she was harmed, that’s probably why people turned on Charles in droves.”
According to one Welsh respondent, “he stood before the world in 1981 and promised to forsake all others, and he didn’t.”
Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles began an affair with the then-Prince of Wales in 1986, and Charles and Diana divorced in 1992.
Princess Diana was murdered in a vehicle crash in Paris on August 31, 1997, a year after the couple separated in August 1996. Charles later married Camilla in 2005.