Poor guy! According to a new survey, 46 percent of the British public believes that Prince Charles should step down and let his eldest son, Prince William, become the next king when Queen Elizabeth passes away. When the time comes, this percentile is hoping that Charles will abdicate immediately this way his son can take the throne, a poll by BMG Research on behalf of The Independent stated.
Apparently, not many British folks are in favor of the 70-year-old becoming the next monarch considering the poll also surveyed that a mere 20 percent think Charles’ wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, should take the title of the queen alongside him. The Prince of Wales is the longest-serving heir apparent in British history after he became the first in line to the throne in 1952 after his grandfather George VI passed away.
Despite the public pushing for Charles to step down, it seems unlikely that he will allow his son to take his place. During the Prince, Son, and Heir: Charles at 70 documentary that aired on BBC on Thursday, Nov. 8, Charles acknowledged that he will have to resist interfering with politics when he becomes king, considering the British monarch prohibits so.
In fact, he has already pledged to not interfere in the affairs of the state and plans on dismissing his previous outcries on activism issues saying that he’s always tried to be “non-party political,” but knows “there’s only room for one sovereign at a time.”
Many of Charles’ views on various issues have caused him to receive much criticism throughout his royal life. But the future king revealed that he is not apologizing for what has been called “meddling.”
“I always wonder what ‘meddling’ is… I always thought it was motivating,” he said. “But I’ve always been intrigued if it’s meddling to worry about the inner cities as I did 40 years ago and what was happening or not happening there; the conditions in which people were living,” Charles insisted. “If that’s meddling, I’m very proud of it.”
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