Prince Charles and Prince William
Many wanted Prince William to be the next king after Queen Elizabeth II instead of Prince Charles. Pictured: Prince William and Prince Charles watch the athletes during the Invictus Games athletics at Lee Valley on Sept. 11, 2014 in London. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Brits prefer Prince William to be the next king compared to Prince Charles.

A new research published by BMG suggests that 46 percent of the British public prefer the Duke of Cambridge to take over the throne. They want to skip the Prince of Wales.

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch. Her Majesty’s son, Prince Charles, is the longest-serving heir in the British history. Unfortunately, despite the long wait, people prefer his son over him for the throne.

However, according to royal expert Richard Williams, the public’s opinions don’t matter at all when it comes to who will be the next monarch. There’s a particular rule that the royal family follows when it comes to this matter.

“We have a hereditary monarchy so the line of succession is fixed and does not skip a generation. It obviously is not influenced by opinion polls,” Fitzwilliams told

Fitzwilliams described the poll as just “pure mischief.” He added that those who released the results knew that it won’t matter because Prince Charles will still be taking over the throne after Queen Elizabeth II.

Also, Prince William has no interest in sitting on the throne before Prince Charles. According to Gill Knappet, the Duke of Cambridge has no desire to reign before his appointed time.

“Although like his father, William will be destined to have a far shorter reign than his grandmother, he has said he has no desire to 'climb the ladder of kingship' before his time,” the author of “Charles, Prince of Wales” explained.

In related news, Prince William’s desire to be the next king was questioned because he was not as active as the other senior royals like his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and father Prince Charles last year. Kate Middleton’s husband only made 220 royal engagements. On the other hand, the 92-year-old royal attended 283 engagements while Prince Charles accomplished 507 royal duties.

Interestingly, the busiest member of the royal family was none of them. Princess Anne attended most events compared to her mom, siblings and nephews. The Royal Princess worked for 180 days, attended 518 engagements and was involved in over 300 charities, organizations and military regiments. She was also the busiest royal in 2017.