The public want the Crown to bypass the Prince of Wales and be handed to Prince William when the Queen’s reign ends, a poll has revealed.
The Duke of Cambridge has a 20-point lead – 47% to 27% – over his father Prince Charles in a huge blow to the heir’s popularity despite great strides to improve his public image over the past two decades.
But younger respondents aged 18 to 24 years old want Prince Harry as king over his dad and brother.
Although more than half – 51% – believe Harry, 36, along with wife Meghan, 39, have damaged the reputation of the monarchy.
Pollsters Deltapoll interviewed 1,590 adults between March 31 and April 1.