Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s eyes grew teary and his voice cracked with emotion as he informed his fellow countrymen.
“Canada is in mourning,” he said solemnly. “She was one of my favorite people in the world.”
Many Americans may not realize it, but Canada is still tied to the British monarchy. Queen Elizabeth served as Canada’s head.
Her popularity, however, did not translate to the monarchy itself. Fifty-eight percent of Canadians polled by Ipsos just a few days .
It’s not just the Canadians who are rethinking their connection to the crown. The queen’s death also raises questions about the future of the Commonwealth.
“Her absence, combined with recent developments in British politics, gives these countries certainly an opening, even perhaps an impetus.