People Want To See William As King Instead Of His Father Charles. Is This Even Possible?
There’s an obvious rivalry between the son and the father. And it looks like most people are choosing Prince William’s side. Moreover, polls show that people want to see Prince William as the next reigning monarch, and not his father.
Prince William’s relationship with his father has been bad since the son’s childhood. There are many different and solid reasons for the family feud. It all started probably after Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce. The father was cheating on his wife with Camilla Parker-Bowles, the love of his life. He hurt the mother, and the son can never forgive it.
Everything went even worse after the tragic death of Princess Diana. Charles and Camilla tried to besmirch William’s mother to win public’s love. Then, the two tied the knot in 2005. We can imagine how hurtful it was for Prince William. In addition, Prince Charles organized a plot where he and the servants would ignore Kate Middleton’s mother at all royal events. That definitely didn’t heal the relationship.
People love Prince William
A recent poll showed that more than half of the UK want to skip Prince Charles and move to Prince William as the next king straight away. The survey also showed that approximately 36 per cent of people said that Camilla should be Princess Consort rather than Queen, if Prince Charles takes the throne.
Royal author Ingrid Seward thinks people’s disapproval of Charles is temporary:
Things go in waves and because of the anniversary of Diana’s death, he’s not popular at the moment. Charles will be king. I think he’ll do pretty well.
Can Prince Williams become the next monarch?
Rumor has it that the Queen can and wants to disregard the line of succession. However, it is not true. According to the 1701 Act of Settlement, the instituted by the parliament law, a monarch’s heir must be a direct successor and a Protestant. The law can be changed only by the parliament, as the Queen has no power to do that.
Moreover, Prince Charles is the most qualified royal family member. He has been training his whole life, while Prince William is still young and probably wouldn’t want the job before his father, despite their relationship. What we know is that he actually has never said that he wants to take the throne that early. Prince William’s main focus is on his family right now, as he and Kate Middleton are waiting for the third child to arrive.
Everything should be at the right time. We believe that Prince Charles will do great as the next king. And now, it is simply not William’s time.