Prince William is being encouraged to take over the throne from Queen Elizabeth II and to leapfrog Prince Charles.
Nicholas Bieber, a journalist for Daily Star, revealed that the publication asked 10,000 people to vote in their exclusive poll on who they think should the next king be after Her Majesty.
Majority of the voters said that they still think Prince Charles should succeed his mom after she passes away. But the respondents were also asked if they thought Prince William should leapfrog his dad to the throne, and the majority of the respondents said yes.
Only a small number of people wants Prince Charles to lead the monarchy after they were given the option to choose between him and the Duke of Cambridge. Approximately 68 percent of 10,400 readers backed Prince William, while only 23 percent supported Prince Charles as the next king.
About 9 percent of the respondents also said that they do not want Prince Charles and Prince William to lead the monarchy because they believe that the country should be a republic.
Charlie Proctor, the editor of Royal Central, said that he found the result of the poll disappointing but not surprising. He said that one of the reasons why a lot of people still do not support Prince Charles is because of his failed marriage to Princess Diana years ago.
“Monarchy is not ‘The X Factor.’ You don’t vote for who you want to be King or who fails to make it past the judges’ houses. It is not a popularity contest, and Charles will take to the throne come what may. A lot of people will be against Charles becoming King because they have bygone chips on their shoulders, often relating to Princess Diana. People should forget the events of 35 years ago and concentrate on now. Charles will make an excelling King, and Camilla will make an excellent Queen,” he said.
Proctor also said that in a couple more years, Prince William will gain more experiences that will make him better suited to lead the monarchy.
“We shouldn’t be advocating that the Duke of Cambridge leapfrogs his father to the throne,” he said.