A Royal author has said Charles becoming King after the Queen’s reign ends is not certain.
Royal author states Charles becoming king is ‘not absolutely certain’. Anna Pasternak, Royal author, said that Charles is next in line to the throne however, in light of recent event, his ascension is by no means a certainty.
She said in an interview with Vanity Fair “I’m not 100 percent sure that we will see Charles ascend to the throne.
The Sussexes have sparked something so fundamentally incendiary in this country that it is changing the face of Britain, and I think the monarchy as an archaic institution may well topple.”
A poll last December saw two thirds of people wanting the monarchy to continue with only 21% wanting an elected head of the country.
However this was before the much publicised Oprah interview with Harry and Meghan.
If the Queen died or abdicated Charles, being heir apparent, should take the throne.
He is already helping the Queen with many of her duties as she gets older.
However Pasternak said “It may be that there is such a groundswell of public opinion against Charles that it’s deemed by the firm preferable for William to ascend then because he’s younger, more relatable.”
Later on in the interview she speculated on the future of the monarchy and also on Meghan, saying “I truly wonder if Meghan will ever set foot on British soil again.”