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Huge blow for Prince Charles' royal future after public poll

Kristine Tarbert
·Features and Health Editor

In what could be considered a huge blow for Prince Charle's royal future, the British public want the crown to skip him and instead go straight to Prince William, when the Queen's reign ends.

Despite a push by the palace over the past two decades to restore his and Camilla's public image after his divorce from Princess Diana, 47 per cent of people would rather see William take the throne.

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Prince Charles is next in line to the throne. Photo: Getty

The survey, done by Deltapoll, interviewed 1,590 adults between March 31 and April 1, revealed just 27 per cent of respondents want 72-year-old Charles to be the next king.

Rather surprisingly, people aged between 18 and 24, however, were more keen to see Prince Harry become the next monarch, even though he is sixth in line to the throne.

Then there were 18 per cent of people that believed Britain should simply no longer have a royal family and monarchy.

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47 per cent of Brits would rather Prince William be the next king. Photo: Getty

Love for the Queen remains with more than 40 per cent of Brits thinking she should remain in her position until she dies.

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Only 27 per cent think the longest-reigning English monarch in history, who turns 95 this month, should abdicate if she fell ill.

It comes after Harry levelled serious accusations against his family and Prince Charles in particular. 

During his interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry revealed his father stopped taking his calls when they decided to step down from their roles as senior royals and the prince claimed his brother and dad are ‘trapped’ in the institution.

It was reported that Prince Charles was ‘in despair’ over the interview, where the Sussexes also claimed they were cut off financially, when while Meghan was pregnant one royal expressed concerns over 'how dark' Archie's skin would be, and that the pressures and control she felt under while a working royal lead Meghan to a place where she 'didn't want to live'.

Author and Evening Standard royal editor, Robert Jobson, said Prince Charles will be "deeply hurt" by the comments made by his son and daughter-in-law during their explosive interview.

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