News The English want William to be king administrator 8 April 2021 According to research conducted in England, nearly half of the British want their grandson Prince William to take the throne to replace his son Prince Charles after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. According to the results of a survey conducted by the British Independent newspaper, BMG Research Company, 46 percent of the British wish the first heir to the throne, Prince Charles, to abdicate and his eldest son Prince William to become king. Another 20 percent want Camilla, the wife of 70-year-old Prince of Wales Charles, to become queen after Queen Elizabeth II. In the survey conducted with 1508 people, the rate of those who did not want Prince Charles to hand over his throne remained at 11 percent. Those who wished Prince William to take the throne were mostly between the ages of 18-24. Queen Elizabeth II still holds the title of the longest-standing crown prince of England. Elizabeth II was enthroned as the first heir to the crown in 1952, after her father, George VI, died.