Prince William, who is second in line to the throne behind Prince Charles, is “very popular” along with Kate Middleton, royal expert Robert Jobson has explained. He claimed that Commonwealth countries will not move to have a referendum and be independent because of how soon William and Kate are set to inherit the throne. Speaking to GB News, Mr Jobson said: “The reality is that it’s quite complex. As soon as the Queen passes, the Prince of Wales becomes King in these realms as well.
“Canada and Australia may well push for a referendum and that’s possibly going be the case more likely in New Zealand than through Canada or Australia.
“The reason being is it’s quite technical in Australia. You have to get a majority in each of the states and it’s the same in Canada and there is much more popular for the monarchy than one would think.
“Charles would be king of those realms and it would have to then take the referendum to change that.
“That’s when I think they might think again about it because Charles will be in his late 70s by then and William and Kate will be very much the Prince and Princess of Wales.
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“They’ll be very popular, flying around the world – talking to big crowds.
“I think they won’t be pushing to get rid of the monarchy because, in 15 years’ time, they may be looking at a very different and very popular king and queen.”
The Prince of Wales, who has been first in line to the throne for more than seven decades, is the oldest heir apparent in British history.
Royal expert Stewart Pearce has explained how Charles could step aside and let the Duke of Cambridge take his place.
It comes as Charles has been stepping into the Queen’s shoes since her 95th birthday.
Speaking to Palace Confidential on MailPlus, royal commentator Richard Eden said: “Palace officials have been very keen to play down the idea of a summit Charles has called with Prince William to plot the future.
“But they will be having lots of conversations.
“When the Queen is 95, by definition it will be a transition of some effect.”