The public wants Prince William to persuade his father Charles to become the next monarch

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Public wants Prince William to persuade his father Charles to become next monarch when Queen’s reign ends, poll suggests

  • 27% of Britons want the Prince of Wales to be king – compared to 47% for William
  • Those aged 18 to 24 want Prince Harry to bypass the family and then become king
  • Only 51% of those surveyed said Sussex damaged the monarchy’s reputation

The British public wants Prince William to persuade his father Charles to become the next monarch when the queen’s reign ends, a poll found.

Only 27 percent of Britons want the Prince of Wales to be king – compared to 47 percent for the Duke of Cambridge.

Unsurprisingly, those between the ages of 18 and 24 want Prince Harry to bypass his brother and father to become king – despite the Duke of Sussex being only sixth in line to the throne.

But 51 percent of those polled said the Sussexes – the pair generally more popular with younger Britons – have damaged the monarchy’s reputation. The mirror reports.

The British public wants Prince William to persuade his father Charles (the family in 2019) to become the next monarch when the queen's reign ends, a poll found.

The British public wants Prince William to persuade his father Charles (the family in 2019) to become the next monarch when the queen’s reign ends, a poll found.

Only 27 percent of Britons want the Prince of Wales to be king - compared to 47 percent for the Duke of Cambridge

Only 27 percent of Britons want the Prince of Wales to be king - compared to 47 percent for the Duke of Cambridge

Only 27 percent of Britons want the Prince of Wales to be king – compared to 47 percent for the Duke of Cambridge

It follows the couple’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in which they claimed a royal family was ‘concerned’ about ‘how dark’ Archie’s skin would be – but they declined to name who it was.

It was later confirmed that the person was not the Queen or Prince Philip.

Just over 40 percent of people believe the queen should remain in her position until her death – while 27 percent believe she should resign if she falls ill.

The majority of Britons who want William to be the next monarch will no doubt be a blow to the palace’s attempt to restore the Prince of Wales’s public image following his 1996 divorce from Princess Diana and her death in 1997.

The poll comes amid an already tumultuous year for the Firm, after the Sussex’s two-hour TV sit-down with Mrs. Winfrey early last month left the royal family facing one of the worst crises for generations.

The majority of Britons who want William (pictured with Kate) to be the next monarch will no doubt be a blow to the palace's pressure to restore the Prince of Wales's public image following his 1996 divorce from Princess Diana and her death in 1997

The majority of Britons who want William (pictured with Kate) to be the next monarch will no doubt be a blow to the palace's pressure to restore the Prince of Wales's public image following his 1996 divorce from Princess Diana and her death in 1997

The majority of Britons who want William (pictured with Kate) to be the next monarch will no doubt be a blow to the palace’s pressure to restore the Prince of Wales’s public image following his 1996 divorce from Princess Diana and her death in 1997

Meghan said an unnamed royal family – later confirmed to be neither the Queen nor the Duke of Edinburgh – worried Harry about how dark their son Archie’s skin color might be before he was born.

The Duchess also shared how she contemplated suicide, but was not supported by the institution, even when she begged for help.

Harry said he felt ‘abandoned’ by his father, the Prince of Wales, said he had been cut off financially by his family in the months leading up to Megxit, and expressed shock at his loss of taxpayer-funded security.

The interview aired while Harry’s grandfather, 99-year-old Philip, was in the hospital and recovering from heart surgery.

Unsurprisingly, those between the ages of 18 and 24 want Prince Harry (pictured with Meghan) to bypass his brother and father to become king - despite the Duke of Sussex being only sixth in line to the throne.

Unsurprisingly, those between the ages of 18 and 24 want Prince Harry (pictured with Meghan) to bypass his brother and father to become king - despite the Duke of Sussex being only sixth in line to the throne.

Unsurprisingly, those between the ages of 18 and 24 want Prince Harry (pictured with Meghan) to bypass his brother and father to become king – despite the Duke of Sussex being only sixth in line to the throne.

Royal biographer Penny Junor described the crisis as worse than Edward VIII’s abdication.

‘The circumstances are very different. Edward VIII was pushed out, while Harry and Meghan chose to leave – but I think this is more damaging, ‘she said.

“It seemed that Edwards abdication would harm the monarchy, but in fact it didn’t because his brother was ready to step into his shoes, and George VI did very well and restored the monarchy’s reputation.”

She added of the Oprah interview, ‘These are really terrible allegations that will linger.’

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