Prince Charles ‘Furious’ Over Plans to Make Prince William Successor to Queen: Report
Prince Charles is “furious” over plans to make Prince William the successor to Queen Elizabeth, according to a new report.
Prince William had reportedly told the Queen to pass him over in favor of Prince Charles due to Kate Middleton‘s declining health in her second pregnancy, but her newfound strength prompted William to reverse his request.
While Kate now wants to have four children by the age of 36, William is determined to take over the crown following Elizabeth’s abdication or death, according to Globe magazine.
He believes that Kate can handle her current and future pregnancies well and also fulfill her royal duties while being a mother.
Prince William has informed the Queen that he does want to become the next King of England, the magazine claims, according to gossip website Celeb Dirty Laundry.
But that decision has left both Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles “furious,” the report says.
The tabloid does not not name any of its sources, as usual.
The Queen, 88, has given no indication that she plans on abdicating the throne, and still appears to be in relatively good health.
Charles, 65, had some aides take a look at the Regency Act earlier this year. Utilizing it could hypothetically put him in power even if the Queen is alive.
Britain’s last regency happened in the early 1800s, when George III’s mental illness left him unable to carry out his duties, prompting his son, George IV, to be given his father’s powers under the Regency Act.
But while one source told Saga Magazine that aides to Charles looked at the act, another source told the Telegraph that it wasn’t looked at in great detail.
Charles is the oldest person to be the heir to the throne in over 300 years, leading to speculation that he could allow the throne to bypass to William.
“The Prince’s advancing years have led to speculation in the past that he could abdicate in favor of his son the Duke of Cambridge, allowing the monarchy to skip a generation,” noted the Telegraph in September.
“But the Prince’s aides have always made it clear that, having spent his entire life preparing himself for kingship, he has no intention of giving up the role he regards as his duty, as well as his birthright.”
If Queen Elizabeth II lived to 101 years as her mother did, then the Prince would be 78 by the time he was crowned.