Brits Want Wills, Not Charles

Public would skip Charles & Camilla to crown Wills & Kate
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 28, 2007 8:31 AM CST
Britain's Prince William, and girlfriend Kate Middleton watch a rugby match in London, in this Feb. 10, 2007 file photo. The idea of King William and Queen Kate has proved popular among the British. (AP...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The British want the monarchy to skip a generation, passing over Charles to Prince William, Reuters reports. More than half of those polled preferred a King William to having his pop ascend the throne. Younger people were especially keen to see Wills crowned. A clear majority were in favor of keeping the monarchy.

William's romance with Kate Middleton seems to have helped his popularity, while opinions were split on Charles' second wife, Camilla. "The public seem reluctant to accept him as king," a royal expert  said of Prince Charles. "The damage to his image caused by the breakdown of his marriage to Diana seems irreparable."