Royal Expert Claims Prince George Will Never Be King and It’s Not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Fault
As third in line to the throne, all signs point towards Prince George becoming King at some point in the distant future. George is Prince William’s eldest son and will take over as the head of the monarchy once William’s reign is over. Although George is expected to inherit the crown, there is one royal expert who firmly believes that Prince George will never be King – and it all has something to do with the modernization of the monarchy.
Will the monarchy last beyond Queen Elizabeth?
Queen Elizabeth has sat on the throne of the United Kingdom for the past 68 years. She inherited the crown in 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI.
Her Majesty’s oldest son, Prince Charles, is first in line to the throne, though, at the age of 71, he has waited longer than anyone else to take the throne. Depending on how long Charles is on the throne, it could be decades before William takes his place at the head of the monarchy, and even longer for Prince George.
As it currently stands, most people in the UK are very supportive of the monarchy. But royal expert Christopher Lee believes this is largely due to Queen Elizabeth and her longevity.
“Voting for a monarchy is supporting an institution. Voting for the sovereign is quite a different X-factor,” Lee shared. “The sovereign is a celebrity and celebrity is everything. The Queen is probably among the top ten brand images in the world.”
Lee believes that once Queen Elizabeth has passed on, people will start to look at the monarchy in a different light. This is especially true given how the rest of the family has not been able to avoid scandalous behavior.
Between Charles’ disastrous first marriage to Prince Andrew’s sex scandal, one doesn’t have to look hard to find dirt on the royals.
Prince Charles’s reign could be the beginning of the end
According to Express, Lee went on to stay that the monarchy will undergo a massive shift once Charles takes over. Charles has come a long way in repairing his own public image following his divorce from Princess Diana, but he is still nowhere near as popular as Queen Elizabeth.
To make things worse, Lee contends that reforms will change the relationship between the monarchy and the British parliament. Lee believes that the House of Lords reform will end the My Government Will speech, which is given by the monarch.
He also says that various Commonwealth nations, such as Australia and Canada, will vote for Republicanism once Queen Elizabeth is gone. This would greatly reduce the role of the monarchy and could set it up for dissolution.
If that happened, then it is possible that Prince George never ascends to the throne and that William becomes the last King of the United Kingdom.
Will Prince George never be King?
One argument against Lee’s theory about the future of the monarchy is the fact that William and his wife, Kate Middleton, are very popular, especially with younger generations.
There is no arguing that most people are not looking forward to Charles becoming King, but there has been a lot of excitement about William taking over. In fact, there has even been some talk about Charles abdicating and letting William take the throne once Queen Elizabeth is gone.
In response, Lee says that William’s popularity will also fall by the time he wears the crown. Lee believes that Prince William’s age will play a factor in his decline.
At the end of the day, there is no way to tell if Prince George will actually inherit the crown or not. He is only six years old right now and probably won’t sit on the throne until he is in his 50s or 60s.
A lot can change over the course of six decades, but it is interesting to think about a future without the royal family.
Prince William and Kate Middleton prepare Prince George to become King
Although Prince George is only six years old, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, have reportedly started preparing him for the day he sits on the throne.
Sources say that the Duke and Duchess are teaching George about the monarchy via stories, which has proved to be a fun way to ease him into the royal spotlight.
“William and Kate have already talked to George and Charlotte about their future roles, but in a child-like way so that they understand without feeling overwhelmed,” a source revealed. “George knows there’s something special about him and that one day he’ll be the future King of England.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton have not commented on the reports surrounding Prince George’s future in the monarchy.