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A Royal Expert Thinks Prince Charles Might Not Become King and a member of Parliament predicts a "big public debate" on the role of the royal family

So who would be next ?

https://www.instyle.com/celebrity/prince-charles/royal-expert-thinks-prince-charles-might-not-become-king

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TerenceMealing
3 weeks ago
What do you think of this?
davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

I sometimes think the experts aren't as expert as they think they are, the way things stand constitutionally; Charles will become King the instant his mother dies. The only thing that can stop him becoming king is if he predeceases his mother.

Whether he chooses to abdicate doesn't alter things, he would still have been King from the time of The Queen's death until his abdication (as happened with Edward the eighth).

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE3 weeks ago

You're right about the 'experts' in my opinion ..... but it does fill a space on a page I suppose.

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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3 weeks ago

Nothing would surprise me after the past year D, the world has been turned upside down and the royal family have had more controversy during this time than for many years

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

The Queen has come through the past few year with flying colours, I doubt anyone would even try to change the current line of succession during her lifetime. And even if it was attempted after she died (which I doubt) it would be too late - as said earlier Charles becomes king the moment she dies (unless he dies first).

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

I agree that most experts are actually experts at all and I would never trust anyone who said they were an expert. We are not monarchists at all in our house but Charles has been waiting an awfully long time to become king and would probably feel cheated if it didn't happen.

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 weeks ago

It could ruin his relationship with William if his son was allowed to overstep him. Imagine having to bow to your own son who had taken your place.

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

Lynibis Yep, it would stick in his throat a bit. He's been waiting his whole life to be king.

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davidstockport
davidstockport3 weeks ago

Lynibis Not quite the same thing, they were never the actual monarchs, but protocol dictated Queen Elizabeth the Queen's Mother and Queen Mary the Queen's Grandmother were required to curtsy to their daughter and grand daughter after King GeorgeVl died, supposedly Queen Mary insisted. Apparently the curtsies etc. are not towards the person but the institution.

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz3 weeks ago

Split the monarchy with Ant and Dec I say liven it up a bit

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TerenceMealing
TerenceMealing
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3 weeks ago

Lets get ready to royalumble

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Pjran
Pjran3 weeks ago

Not sure that will happen.

I admire our Queen but my husband is not a royalist and thinks they get too much money from us. We have debated this subject many times never agreeing!

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hspexy
hspexy3 weeks ago

with what happened with the Princess Diana fiasco, there was a general consensus that William would be the next on throne, and Charles would be too old after his mother passes. I couldn’t care less, although I’d be annoyed to have to change my money again so soon after the recent updates

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