• Prince Charles may be dangerous to the British monarchy, according to one columnist
  • Prince Charles could pollute the royal family with his political views
  • Prince Charles should give up the throne for Prince William

Prince Charles is reportedly more dangerous to the British monarchy than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

While speaking with Sky News Australia, opinion columnist Rita Panahi said that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are extra royals who are no longer official members of the British clan. As such, they cannot pose any dangers to the monarchy.

Prince Charles, on the other hand, could pollute the royal family with his political views. And Panahi doesn’t think that the monarchy can survive Prince Charles’ reign for a good 20 to 30 years.

The opinion columnist is also encouraging Queen Elizabeth to make arrangements so that Prince William could immediately succeed her to the throne.

"If they had any sense, they would skip him and go straight to William and then we’ve got the lovely George. Charles cannot help himself, he’s so political, he’s so willing to allow his politics to pollute his role as a member of the Royal Family,” she said.

Unfortunately, the Queen doesn’t have any say regarding the order of succession to the crown. After all, the rules state Prince Charles, who is the Queen’s heir, will succeed her when she abdicates or dies.

This means that the only way for Prince William to become king sooner rather than later is for Prince Charles to first sit on the throne and then abdicate in favor of his son.

“That would be a matter for Prince Charles and for the Parliament. For the Queen, abdication is said to be unthinkable, for two reasons. The first is the bad example of Edward VIII: his abdication brought the Queen's father onto the throne, unexpectedly and most reluctantly. The second is her declaration on her twenty-first birthday that she would serve for her whole life whether it be long or short,” a spokesperson from the University College London’s Constitution Unit at the School of Public Policy told Express.

Prince Charles in Davos:'What good is all the extra wealth in the world'
Prince Charles in Davos:'What good is all the extra wealth in the world' AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI