No one in the world knows the exact date that Prince William will be the King of England. But even though this fact is currently unknown, fans of royal families are still obsessed with planning it. Perhaps that’s why Prince Charles is rumored to be a little jealous of his younger, prettier son – because people are perfectly satisfied to skip Charles in their plans for the future of England.
It can be difficult to think about the line of succession. On the one hand, most of Queen Elizabeth’s country loves it and would like to rule it for many years to come. But on the other hand, most people are realistic about what’s coming. Queen Elizabeth may have good genes, but she will not live forever.
What will happen when Queen Elizabeth dies?
It is morbid, yet necessary, to think about: when the Queen dies, a highly orchestrated series of events will be triggered. There will be a huge funeral and mourning for the nation. But the most important thing is that her death means that Prince Charles accepts the throne.
As soon as Prince Charles becomes King Charles (or probably another name he chooses), Prince William will probably also receive a new title. The next person in line for the throne – in this case Prince William – is usually called the Prince of Wales. The death of Queen Elizabeth will not make Prince Willem king. But it will bring him one step closer.
How long will Prince Charles be king?
The thing about the British monarchy is that it is a role that is served for life. In Prince Charles’s case, his government will certainly be shorter than that of his mother, since he is already in his seventies. In fact, he will be the oldest monarch to become one in British history when it happens. But on the assumption that Prince Charles will not voluntarily give up his duties due to a lack of health or other problems, he will remain on the throne for many years to come.
There has been much speculation as to whether Queen Elizabeth could skip Prince Charles and simply give the throne to Prince William. It is possible, but it is very, very, very unlikely that this will happen. The British line of succession is a tradition that is unlikely to change – and especially not just about matters of popularity.
How old will Prince William be when he becomes king?
Prince William is currently only 36. If his father, Prince Charles, remains king for 20 years until he is 90, Prince William will only be 56 when he becomes the king. And some royal family fans believe it could happen even sooner. Since Prince Charles now enjoys his life so much, he may not be as enthusiastic about taking on all duties as leading a country. It is quite possible that Prince Charles will retire early and have his son admitted early.
For now nobody knows what will happen. However, unless he makes a wild change of course in his life, Prince William will become the king at a relatively young age. And people can’t wait.