Prince Charles versus Prince William

2011-03-24 22:16
Los Angeles - A new poll has shown Prince Charles is now the preferred choice to succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth - in contrast to previous results which showed people preferred William to take on the role.

Of those who took part in the YouGov poll for Prospect magazine, 45% would like to see Charles crowned, with 37% saying they thought William a more suitable choice.

This is in contrast to figures released in 2005, where the young prince received the majority vote with 41%.

Back then almost one in five people wanted to see the monarchy abolished but now the royal family seems to be back in favour in light of William's upcoming wedding to Kate Middleton.

Upcoming wedding

It is also thought less people voted for William to be king this year because they want him to enjoy married life for a while before taking on the responsibility.

Peter Kellner, president of YouGov, explained: "Perhaps the feeling now, in light of William's upcoming wedding, is that he should enjoy some years of as-normal-as-possible life with Kate before he ascends to the throne.

"It is said that some of Elizabeth II's happiest days were spent in the late 1940s as the wife of a young naval officer in Malta, before she became queen."

He added: "Wedding fever has also sapped the radicalism of some republicans."



  • Mordred - 2011-03-25 07:27

    William is my first choice to be king. The only reason I would prefer Charles to be king now or in the future is sothat William and Kate can at least enjoy a couple of years to really build on and enjoy their marriage without the added pressure of being king. Yes, they will have commitments but not nearly as many as Charles and Camilla. It will also give Kate all that extra time to get used to royal life although she has been doing a wonderful job as a newby. It also gives me a certain amount of pleasure to know that Camilla will have to be in the limelight much, much more which she hates intensely. As far as I am concerned it will be payback for her for doing what she did to Diana.

      hammondpenny - 2011-03-25 09:05

      Diana knew that Charles was still involved and maybe in love with Camilla when they got married. She took the chance and now Camilla is the bitch...

  • IceMan - 2011-03-25 10:12

    King of what ???? !!!! ... who gave them the right to deserve that title ... just a way of some so called "elite" living of the rest of the country. scrap the whole bloody thing and let them work for a living as normal people do

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