ALMOST three quarters of people in Scotland do not care about the forthcoming coronation of the King, according to research.

The YouGov poll also found that less than half of those in the UK (46%) think Britain should continue to have a monarchy in future.

Meanwhile, 40% said it should have an elected head of state while 14% did not know.

The poll, of 1032 people across Scotland was carried out between April 17 and 20, and found that 44% of respondents have a positive view of the Royal Family while 47% have a negative view.

The National is currently running its own petition to have Prince Andrew stripped of his Scottish title which now has more than 3000 signatures. 


When asked for their thoughts on individual royals, 88% of people expressed a negative view about the Duke of York. 

The survey also suggested that the majority of people across Scotland will not be getting the bunting out for the forthcoming coronation on May 6.

Just over four in 10 (41%) Scots said they do not care at all about the event, while 31% said they do not care very much.

A mere 6% said they care a great deal while 19% said they do “a fair amount”. The remainder did not know.

Lukas Paleckis, senior political researcher at YouGov, said: “This new polling shows that the mood in Scotland is less favourable towards the monarchy than Britain as a whole, with 46% of Scots saying Britain should continue with a monarchy vs 40% who would opt for an elected head of state.

“Our latest polling with Britons overall puts the figure who want to continue having a monarchy at 61%.

“Unsurprisingly, younger groups in Scotland are feeling especially out of touch with the monarchy, with only 20% favouring a continuation of the monarchy.

“With the King’s coronation fast approaching we may see less celebration around Scotland, as 72% of the public say they don’t really care for it.”

When questioned about the institution of the monarchy in general, 41% said they had a positive view of it while 47% had a negative view and the remainder did not know.

Among people who voted Yes in Scotland’s 2014 independence referendum three in 10 (30%) had a positive view of the monarchy compared with six in 10 (60%) of those who voted No, with the rest saying they did not know.

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Support for the King was also low with 46% expressing a positive opinion and 42% negative, while for the Queen Consort it was 35% positive and 49% negative and the rest were do not knows.

Support for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also appeared low.

Just under a quarter (23%) expressed a positive view about Harry and 66% were negative, while for Meghan a fifth (20%) had a positive opinion and 67% had a negative one.