King William?

Posted Monday January 18, 2010 by John Gunders in |

A Seven Network poll shows that 71% of respondents want Prince William to be next king, rather than Prince Charles.

Why do supporters of the monarchy have so much trouble with the concept of succession? It’s one of the fundamental aspects of a hereditary system: the succeeding ruler is the eldest male offspring of the monarch. It’s not a democracy, you don’t get to choose, and the heir can’t just decide to let it skip a generation.

Assuming there is no accident or fatal illness (or the admittedly unlikely chance that Elizabeth II is actually a cyborg who will live forever), the next British monarch will be Charles III. Get over it people.

Of course, if you really don’t want Charles as Australian Head of State, there’s one simple thing we could do, isn’t there…

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