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Poll: Half see William as next King

Many Britons would like Charles and Camilla to stand aside to allow Prince William to ascend directly to the throne, according to three new polls.

More than half (55%) of Britons would like William to leapfrog the Prince of Wales and ascend directly to the throne, according to a poll for the News of the World.

The survey also found almost two-thirds (64%) of people quizzed thought William and fiancee Kate Middleton would be better for the long-term prospects of the monarchy, compared to only 19% who plumped for Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.

A separate poll published in The People found almost half (49%) of people wanted William and Miss Middleton on the throne, more than three times the 16% who opted for Charles and Camilla.

Fewer than one in 10 (7%) said they would like Prince Harry to overtake both his brother and father to become king.

The findings come a day after the Prince of Wales indicated for the first time that the Duchess of Cornwall "could be" Queen if he becomes King.

A third poll for the Sunday Mirror found three-quarters (76%) of people believe that Diana, Princess of Wales would have been "pleased" with Prince William's choice of bride.

Almost two-thirds (63%) said they believed William's marriage would be happier than that of his parents.


From Belfast Telegraph