Queen Elizabeth ii has been on the British throne for the better part of 65 years and as she draws close to her twilight, more than half of Brits have shown their preference for young Prince Charles to take over the throne instead of Prince Charles who is actually next in line for the throne.
A survey of 1,500 people reveals that nearly have of Brits polled want Charles to abdicate immediately when the Queen dies.
It turns out that almost half of the British public reckon Prince Charles should step aside immediately and allow William to become the next king, a survey suggests.
The poll of 1,500 people by BMG Research on behalf of The Independent found 46 per cent of Brits want the Prince of Wales to abdicate so the Duke of Cambridge can take the throne.
More people said they thought Charles, 70, should abdicate than believed he should become king.
Just under a quarter of respondents (24 per cent) said they WOULD want Charles to take the crown – as they responded that they would “strongly” or “somewhat” oppose passing the crown to William.
Meanwhile a total of 46 per cent said they either “strongly” or “somewhat” supported the idea.
A little under a third of those surveyed – 29 per cent – expressed no opinion on the matter.
The Prince of Wales is the longest-serving heir in British history, and it seems unlikely he’ll stand aside for his son to ascend to the throne.
He said to BBC documentary crew that he would stop “meddling” in issues when he is King.
“You can’t be the same as the sovereign if you’re the Prince of Wales or the heir. The idea I’m going to go on in exactly the same way, if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense.”
The Prince of Wales feels passionately about important issues such as the environment and climate change.
His campaigning and openness in sharing his views is very different from the Queen’s approach – who has gone to great lengths to keep her political opinions private to appear neutral.
Asked whether his public campaigning will go on should he become king, he said to the BBC: “No, it won’t. I’m not that stupid. I do realise that it is a separate exercise being sovereign. So of course I understand entirely how that should operate.”