Monday, 17 November 2008
King Charles III it should be
Prince Charles turned 60 last week amidst much speculation over whether he would ever actually be King. A poll in 2005 suggested that many thought he should renounce his claim to the throne in favour of William.
This would be a deep mistake.
What is the point of having a monarchy if it is not hereditary? If only those popular with the whim of the youth of today are the only ones to rise to throne. What is the point? If that is the case then let us just abolish the monarchy altogether.
I am not serious, the monarchy should stay (I will doubtless explain reasons why in a later blogpost, today let me keep to the issue of the day). But it would be a precursor to the abolishment of that noble institution, an institution which does so much work, charitable and political, that attracts so much tourism. How can we deny a man the throne on accounts that he is older than his son? King Charles III should one day sit on that throne in Westminster Abbey and have the crown put on his head. King William V will just have to wait his turn......
Posted by De Spencer Britain