Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles pose with officers during an official visit to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Hyde Park Barracks on October 24, 2017 in London. Getty Images/Chris Jackson

Prince Charles will not get the same support as Queen Elizabeth II from Republicans.

In a YouTube documentary titled “The Madness of Prince Charles,” Peter Marsh, a professor of Social Psychology at the University of Oxford, shared his thoughts about the monarch and the heir. According to him, Queen Elizabeth II is the “last positive outcome” for the British monarchy and the Republicans may not welcome the Prince of Wales warmly.

“When the Queen dies, I think that will be the point when there will be an increase consensus that the Monarchy in this country has out-lived any positive function that it might once have been perceived as having,” Marsh said.

“I think at that stage, you know this sort of Republicans within us to think well the Queen was okay but we’re not having Charles.”

According to Express, in a 2019 survey by BMG Research, 46 percent of the Brits wanted Prince Charles to abdicate the throne, so Prince William would take over. Another 27 percent of the participants showed “strong support” for directly passing the crown to the Duke of Cambridge.

However, according to royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams, the public’s opinion has no bearing. The royal family practices a “hereditary monarchy” so the line of succession is fixed and does not skip a generation.

It’s not influenced by the opinion polls. The commentator added that those who released the survey results knew that the figures didn’t matter because Prince Charles would still be taking over the throne after Queen Elizabeth II.

Gill Knappett, a writer and editor who worked on different royal publications including “William and Catherine” and “The Queen at 90,” said that Prince William is not in a hurry to be the next king. According to her, the Duke of Cambridge knew that just like his father he will have a far shorter reign compared to his grandmother, but he has no desire to “climb the ladder of kingship before his time.”

In related news, Prince Charles’ second wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, who was once dubbed as the future king’s “other woman” would be key to his reign. Joe Little, the managing editor of Majesty Magazine, said that the Prince of Wales would not be the man he is today without the Duchess of Cornwall, the woman he clearly loves.