Would Prince Charles Abdicate The Throne For Prince William? Expert Weighs In
Though Prince Charles has yet to take the throne, it's unlikely that he would abdicate and hand over the reigns to his eldest son, Prince William, who is next in line after his father.
“I think there is very, very little chance that it would happen, constitutional Monarchy means our Monarchy is based on hereditary and if you start deciding that you should abdicate for somebody else then you lose the logic, I mean of keeping it within the family," royal biographer Penny Junor said on "Podcast Royal."
"I think it is inconceivable that he [Charles] would pass it along," she continued. “As you say, he has been preparing it for a very long time, he would be the best-prepared Monarch this country has ever had. The only way, the only circumstance that I could see a change to that if, at the time of the Queen’s death, he was for whatever reason so unpopular, the public really didn’t want him but I think that is very, very unlikely.”
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Meanwhile, Jonathan Sacerdoti believes that Prince Charles "will be a different kind of monarch to his mother and William will be a different kind of monarch to his father and grandmother."
"I think there is no chance that Prince Charles will be King for as long as his mother," he noted. "It's just statistically and mathematically impossible. It will be a very different reign in just that respect."
"It's not going to be a surprise when Charles is King that's how they've been planning it for years," he added. "I'm sure they must have conversations amongst themselves about the wider agenda of the royal family and the short-term aims of it. They might have already had conversations about where each of them will take the monarchy in."
Meanwhile, Prince William apparently has some ideas brewing.
"William is already thinking about the future of the Monarchy and the changes he’ll make," a source spilled to Us Weekly. "While he respects protocol, he plans to modernize some aspects and is making it his mission to be more relatable than previous generations."
"William accepts that being in the spotlight is part of the job, and is fine with it," explained the source. "He takes his future role as King and seriously and sees at as a great honor and privilege to be in his position. The Monarchy and his family will always come first."