According to a recent survey, more than half of the UK would rather see Prince William as the next King, with just a fifth thinking the throne should go to Prince Charles.
An exclusive poll for The Sun by ICM reveals 51 per cent of Brits want William to be the next King — skipping the Queen’s eldest son.
Adding to Charles’ woes, 36 per cent said his wife Camilla should be Princess Consort rather than Queen if he does take the throne.
Speaking to The Sun, Camilla’s biographer Penny Junor said: “Gosh that’s got to hurt — after all the preparation he’s put into this. I think Charles will be devastated.”
Charles and Camilla were slammed on social media last week after the British channel 4 broadcast Diana: In Her Own Words.
In the recordings Diana, , claimed he told her he “refused to be the only Prince of Wales never to have a mistress”.
Furthermore, Ken Wharfe, Diana’s royal protection officer, said she always believed William would be King instead of Charles.
He said: “I cannot disagree with these statistics. No other monarch has ever reigned as long as The Queen — the thought of getting an ageing grey-haired King Charles is perhaps not the best option.”
Just nine per cent of 18-to-34 year olds want Charles to become king, while William was also more popular among women — with 58 per cent preferring him to succeed the Queen rather than Charles.