The British Public Wants Prince Charles to Abdicate

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It appears Britons are not keen on a King Charles.

As stalwart as she is, Queen Elizabeth II will not be around forever.

The 92-year-old has reigned over the United Kingdom and its constituencies since 1952 when her father, King George VI, passed away.

Her Majesty’s heir apparent is her eldest son, Prince Charles.

But it seems as though the public is not in favor of a royal reign under the 70-year-old.

A survey, conducted by BMG Research on behalf of The Independent, shows that 46% of the UK’s citizens would like to see Prince Charles step down. The almost 50% majority would prefer that the Prince of Wales step aside to allow his own son, Prince William, rule instead. 27% of those questioned would, in fact, like to see the crown passed straight to the Duke of Cambridge.

If it were to happen — no matter how unlikely — it would be the second abdication after King Edward VIII did so due to falling in love with Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée, making way for King George VI.

King Charles? Thank U, Next!