• Prince William should leapfrog Prince Charles as king, according to a poll 
  • Prince William won't bypass Prince Charles as the king
  • Prince Charles will succeed Queen Elizabeth 

Prince William received the support of thousands of royal fans who participated in a poll about the future king.

The Savanta ComRes survey for the Daily Express revealed that 45 percent of the participants want the Duke of Cambridge to leapfrog Prince Charles as king. However, only 20 percent disagreed and the rest were undecided.

Additionally, 50 percent of the female respondents said that they would prefer the throne to bypass Prince Charles and only 40 percent of male respondents are in favor of Prince William immediately succeeding Queen Elizabeth.

But despite growing support that Kate Middleton’s husband has been receiving, it is unlikely for Prince Charles to be bypassed from his role as king.

Royal expert Dickie Arbiter said that skipping Prince Charles could just cause more problems to the British monarchy in the future.

“Skipping a generation sets a dangerous precedent and could lead to calls for George, who would be in his late sixties or seventies by the time his father’s reign came to an end, to step aside for his heir be it a son or a daughter,” he said.

Arbiter also said that Prince William’s time will surely come but the order of succession states that Prince Charles will ascend to the throne following the monarch’s passing. And he also said that with Prince Charles as king, the monarchy will be in good hands.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles also made headlines this week amid claims that the monarchy should be slimmed down following Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell exit.

A recent poll revealed that 48 percent of participants aged 18 to 34 agreed that the monarchy is good for the United Kingdom. But 47 percent think that the monarchy should be reduced in size.

Approximately 44 percent also said that it is unacceptable for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to trade on their royal background for commercial gain, but 27 percent said that it is acceptable.

Prince William, Prince Charles
Pictured: Prince William, Prince Charles arrives next to his father Prince Charles, Prince of Wales as they walk to St. George's Chapel to partake in Garter Day, the 660th Anniversary Service, on June 16, 2008 in Windsor, England. Getty Images/Chris Jackson