Queen Elizabeth’s death and Prince Charles’ coronation became the topic of recent discussions among royal fans. Even though no one wants the Queen to pass away anytime soon, royal fans are aware that Her Majesty is already 93 years old.

On the online forum site Quora, one person wondered if the Queen’s passing will generate more television viewers compared to Prince Charles’ coronation. Frank Lesser, who lives in London, thinks that this will exactly be the case.

Lesser also claimed that Prince Charles has given his blessing for the Queen’s funeral to have more viewers compared to his upcoming coronation. But this is quite unlikely because the heir to the throne could never have discussed his mother’s death while thinking about television viewership.

“The palace has already decided, with Charles’ approval, that the Queen’s funeral will have more viewers. Despite the rich pageantry that a coronation entails, and along with public interest, the long life and steady service to her country will bring more viewers,” he said.

But Hninzi Lwin, a former pediatrician, said that as a non-British citizen, he thinks that Prince Charles’ coronation is of greater interest to people across the globe. But those who are from the United Kingdom and have known the monarch as their Queen would most likely tune in to her funeral coverage over Prince Charles’ coronation.

“So I think the coronation will edge out QEII’s funeral just because there is this ‘will she or won’t she’ aspect of Camilla being crowned. Of course, whether she is immediately designated Queen Camilla as soon as QEII passes will be a clue. But the press with try and notch up the drama with the Diana cultists both here and in the UK. That will add to the viewership,” he said.

But other people who responded to the question said that it was done in poor taste. After all, no one wants to think about the Queen dying.

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