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The British Royal Family Will Face A Big Problem With Popularity When The Queen Passes Away, According To Royal Expert

Date July 19, 2019 12:58

The British royal family is a well-known monarchy. But like many famous groups, some members are more popular than others. While this may not sound like a big deal, it can pose a problem in the long run for the royals.

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Prince Charles vs Queen Elizabeth

In 2018, a YouGov poll results showed that Queen Elizabeth was far ahead of her son and heir to the British throne Prince Charles. While Prince Harry was named the most popular royal, Queen Elizabeth came in second place.

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However, Prince Charles was all the way down in seventh place, losing the previous spots to Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Philip, and Meghan Markle.

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An impending problem

ITV News' former royal editor Tim Ewart spoke to Yahoo's 'The Royal Box' about the effect that Prince Charles' evident lack of popularity will have on the monarchy.

He explained that one of the reasons the royal family is so popular is tied to Queen Elizabeth's popularity.

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This means there's a possibility that the monarchy's likeability will dip after the Queen's death considering how far behind the heir Prince Charles is in terms of popularity.

A carefully laid-out plan

Regardless of what becomes of the monarchy's popularity after the Queen's death, there have already been laid-out plans which includes who will succeed her.

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According to Independent, the Prince of Wales will automatically become the King of England and will address the nation on the evening of Queen Elizabeth's passing. His wife, Duchess of Cornwall will be known as Queen Camilla.

Prince Charles also reserves the right to change his name when he ascends the throne as royals are allowed to choose from any of their given names. So, he may very well go for King Arthur, Philip or George.

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When Prince Charles becomes king, there's also the likelihood that the Duke of Cambridge may take over the title of Prince of Wales.

The monarchy has carefully-constructed plans that will come into play upon the death of Queen Elizabeth. As for whether the British royal family's likeability will wane afterward, only time will tell.