William 'should succeed Queen'
More than half of people in the UK believe Prince William should become the next monarch, a poll has found.
And one in three wants the Queen to abdicate within the next two years, according to the study.
The Panelbase survey conducted for the Sunday Times detected signs of a "fairytale effect", with William and Kate Middleton's wedding now less than three weeks away.
The poll of almost 2,000 adults, carried out between Tuesday and Thursday, found that 59% of people favour dispensing with tradition to see William, rather than the Prince of Wales, ascend the throne.
The remaining 41% said they wanted Charles to become king.
Notably, William recorded strong support among young women, with 78% of those in the 18-34 category saying they wanted the young Royal to succeed Queen Elizabeth.
Panelbase also found that 33% of UK adults want the Queen to give up the throne within two years.
Some 42% of young men and 39% of young women believe she should abdicate.
In a separate Panelbase survey, support for William assuming the throne was even higher among people in Scotland, at 61%, with 39% wanting Charles to become the next king.
Panelbase managing director Ivor Knox told the Sunday Times: "There are some signs of a fairytale effect, with over three quarters of young women wanting the young newlyweds to be the next king and queen."