Prince Charles wears headphones as learns how to scratch
and fade with a turntable while he tours an employment
skills workshop in Toronto. REUTERS/Paul Chiasson/Pool
Calls for the British crown to skip heir-apparent Prince
Charles in favour of his son Prince William have lost traction,
with a poll showing for the first time in more than a decade
that most people in the UK support the planned course of
Survey results published by British tabloid The Sun show
Charles is the UK's number one choice to take over from his
mother as monarch, supported by his wife Camilla as queen.
More than 1000 Brits were asked about their preference for
the future sovereign and 51 per cent supported Charles's
crowning ahead of 40 per cent who favoured William and nine
per cent who indicated either "Don't know" or "Indifferent".
"This poll shows that Prince Charles is now pretty much
rehabilitated," survey chief Ben Page said.
"Time heals everything and people see he has been acting in a
fit enough manner to be king."
The news comes after mounting calls that a generation be
skipped and William take the throne over his father.
The last time Charles led such a poll was in 2001.