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Let Charles take over the crown from the Queen, poll says

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 26, 2014

Prince Charles - a poll shows he is back in favour as heir. But people still don't want Camilla as Queen

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The Queen should retire and let Prince Charles take over the reigns, according to a poll.

The Prince of Wales, who lives at Highgrove in Gloucestershire, has been heir apparent for 62 years.

A YouGov poll said 42% of people want the Queen to let Charles take on her duties, and 36% want her to continue.

And for the first time, The Sunday Times poll shows, there has been a swing in favour of the crown passing directly to him, rather than to the Duke of Cambridge.

Only 31% said the crown should go straight to Prince William, compared to 44% two years ago.

YouGov said public opinion of Prince Charles had changed hugely in the past five years.

It follows revelations that the Queen, who is 88, and heir have embarked on a 'job share'.

Of respondees, 47% said that if the Queen became to ill to appear in public or carry out duties, she should abdicate.

And 54% said Charles should take over the weekly meeting with the Prime Minister.

There is still opposition to Camilla becoming Queen, with just 17% in favour and 46% saying she should instead take the title Princess Consort.

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  • Hubert1841  |  January 30 2014, 12:39PM

    Whether or not I agree with you and your points is irrelevant, IsitJimKerr (I could argue that the cost of mantaining a monarchy and its upkeep far outweighs the revenue it brings in), but isn't it a little childish to write "And by the way, the arrows are against you.....lol!"? If we only said things that we know people will agree with, it would be an intellectually poorer debate. Like Voltaire (also a committed republican), I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it (or write it).

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  • IsitJimKerr  |  January 28 2014, 2:30PM

    Hubert1841.............you are so naïve. Look at all of the republics around the world, including many close to our shores, and you will see more corruption than in the Mafia! Not only that, the expense is outrageous. Her Maj brings in huge revenues. You wouldn't get crowds ten deep at Buck Pal to see President Bliar, would you? And by the way, the arrows are against you.....lol!

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  • Douglasknows  |  January 27 2014, 11:16AM

    If there are medical grounds that means the queen is unable to continue then that would be ok otherwise let her continue.

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  • zinboya  |  January 27 2014, 10:48AM

    Matt1006, Most of these polls are a load of rubbish, they take about 2,000 people plus and ask them something stupid like this poll, i wonder how many where non-UK people???, and as for that woman, i can not stand her, both of them should be shipped out to the west indies,out of the way.

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  • Matt1006  |  January 27 2014, 10:10AM

    Agree with gloscityguy. Charles will have to wait his turn, as he has since the day his mother became the Queen and he therefore became heir apparent. I suspect the Queen would only ever abdicate if her health became an issue, but she seems to be as strong as an ox so that doesn't look likely yet. And this poll - 42% said the Queen should step aside, so that's still some way off an overall majority saying so. And 42% of how many? 100, 1000, 1 million?

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  • gloscityguy  |  January 26 2014, 11:59PM

    I don't think people understand how a monarchy works. you don't get a say.

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  • zalapompadoo  |  January 26 2014, 1:57PM

    it is time her majesty retired she is a elderly lady and now is the right time for prince charles to be become king his whole life had been waiting for this as for camilla i think she would prefer a back seat she is will be at his side whatever, the duke of camberbride has lots of time yet before he takes on the job. lets have a coroantion the nation get together and CELABRATE .

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  • Hubert1841  |  January 26 2014, 12:46PM

    Retire them, and declare a republic. A monarchy is anachronistic by its very nature, and has no place in a free thinking, enlightened society.

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