The Royal wedding has us at NewsFeed all a flutter. The prestige. The ring. The romance. Seemingly the whole world has been overwhelmed with Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement to the point of the Brits actually wanting to crown William ahead of his father.
While the young couple’s love story is certainly cause for celebration (if you’re into that kind of thing), the British public seem to have gotten a little too caught up with the fairy tale. Two polls have shown that a majority would rather see William ascend the throne than his father, Prince Charles. The ICM Research and YouGov polls found that 64 and 56 percent of their respondents were in favor of King William and Queen Kate (though she would be thought to be known as Queen Catherine) as opposed to the 19 percent in the ICM poll who would prefer Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Charles has recently hinted that were he to become Monarch then his wife (who was previously expected to assume the title Princess Consort) will become Queen Camilla. This is a sensitive issue with the British public but when asked by Sky news what he thought of the future Queen Consort, Prime Minister David Cameron implied his support for ‘Queen Camilla’.
Despite these opinion polls it is certain that the British monarchy will not bend towards, say, an American Idol-esque popularity contest but rather abide by the pomp, circumstance and centuries of tradition.