A royal might ascend to the throne in one of two ways. According to Buckingham Palace, ancestry and legislation enacted by the British government determine succession to the monarchy.
The death of Prince Philip has made headlines, but the loss of the long-serving royal consort has had no effect on the royal line of succession.
“When the queen dies, Prince Charles will automatically become king,” Robert Hazell, a professor of government and the constitution at the University College London, told Insider. “So during William’s lifetime, he will almost certainly see his father become king. Only if Charles dies before the queen would William become king when the queen dies.”
It has raised several concerns, such as how likely is it that Prince William will become King of England? Although the answer is simple, there is a bit more to it than you may assume. it’s time
Prince Charles, 71, is the first in line to succeed to Queen Elizabeth II’s throne and become Britain’s reigning king, having spent virtually his entire life in preparation. But he can only do so if the existing bearer of the throne relinquishes her decades-long reign.
However, a recent survey suggests that the British public would like Prince William, Charles’ son, to be the future king, despite the Constitution Unit’s assertion that this is improbable.
According to them, William will not be able to claim the throne before his father.
Between the 31st of March and the 1st of April, 1,590 people were polled by Deltapoll for The Mirror, offering their opinions on the monarchy’s future, with some interesting results.
Nearly half of those polled (47%) want the Duke of Cambridge to be the future king, with just 27% preferring his father, the Prince of Wales.
As stated in the unit: “Under common law, Prince Charles will automatically become King the moment the Queen dies.
“Prince William could only become King if Prince Charles chose to abdicate.”
As with the Declaration of Abdication Act of 1936, this would necessitate legislation.
“The line of succession is regulated by Parliament (as in the Act of Succession 1700, and the Succession to the Crown Act 2013); it can be changed only by Parliament and cannot be unilaterally altered by the monarch.”
William has witnessed the institution of royalty wreck his parents’ lives. His father is destined to wait eagerly for his own mother to die so that he may work. Charles has been banned to marry the woman he loves; he was forced to marry a manic-depressive he didn’t particularly like; and he has been surrounded by sycophants and respect since infancy, causing his personality to be irreversibly distorted. Even still, in comparison to Diana’s story, his is a joyful one. Diana told reporters while on vacation in St Tropez soon before her death that “my boys are urging me to leave the country. They say it’s the only way – William is stressed, William gets really freaked out.” Famously, William was the one to comfort Diana when she suffered at the hands of the press. He once pushed some tissues under the bathroom door and said, “Don’t cry, Mummy.”
Will William’s children be willing to give up their privacy and their lives if he is persuaded to become king — a situation I believe is quite unlikely? Will their offspring follow in their footsteps?
If William coupled his retirement with an honest articulation of his sentiments about the monarchy, it would be devastating for the monarchy. If he’s being truthful, he’ll make a public statement stating unequivocally that raising another kid in the especially harsh goldfish bowl of the British monarchy is unthinkable.