A former royal correspondent has said King Charles III will have to "dig deep" to find success as the monarch as "he is not a people person".
The new British King is in the middle of a long series of events and ceremonies to commemorate his mother and establish himself as Britain's new sovereign.
Journalist Enda Brady joined Gavan Reilly On The Record to discuss public opinion, the detailed planning of the Queen's funeral, and what kind of King Charles will be.
"For Charles, obviously he's grieving and he is very much on display."
"I think he needs to be extremely adept, he needs to be dignified and he needs to really dig deep and be the kind of diplomat that his mother was", said Mr Brady.
"She remains his greatest assets."
Mr brady described the King as "very aloof" from his experience.
"He is not a people person."
The late Queen's body today began the six-hour journey from Balmoral to Edinburgh, stopping in Aberdeen.
At lunchtime, King Charles the Third was officially proclaimed the new British monarch during ceremonies in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
The proclamation was met with mixed responses from people on the street - some cheering and some booing the new King.
Mr Brady said: "Scotland is a huge issue."
"There will be a referendum whether it's an official one or not, and I genuinely believe Nicola Sturgeon will push on and win that referendum."
According to Mr Brady, the late Queen was "universally loved".
"You really need to appreciate that there are people in this country who would consider themselves Republicans and yet they would have respect for the Queen."
The longest serving monarch, her reign saw great social and political change.
"She was working on Tuesday, meeting our 15th Prime Minister, and Liz truss was born in the 1970s. For Queen Elizabeth, the first prime minister was Winston Churchill, who was born in the 1870s."
"That just shows you she spanned all of that."
Mr Brady added that he will be "fascinated" to see whether King Charles becomes as popular or respected.
Listen back to the full conversation here.
Main image shows King Charles III pictured during a visit to Winchester, Hampshire. Picture by: Britpix/Alamy