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A new poll has shown that almost half of British people polled want the Duke of Cambridge to be the next monarch instead of Prince Charles, with him polling at a sad 27 per cent.

Those aged between 18 and 24 were keen to see Prince Harry on the throne, despite him being sixth in line.

Others were more interested in the crown skipping Prince Charles completely and going to his son Prince William instead.

47 per cent would rather see this happen despite an intense two-decade campaign to change Prince Charles’ image after his divorce from Princess Diana.

However, 18 per cent said that Britain should no longer have a monarch, based on a survey Deltapoll took by interviewing 1,590 adults.

The poll revealed other interesting ideas, as more than 40 per cent think that the Queen should remain in her position until she dies.

In news that isn’t surprising to hardcore monarchy fans, more than half of Brits (51 per cent polled) believe that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have damaged the reputation of the monarchy.

This opinion comes after their shocking tell-all interview with Oprah, where Markle and Prince Harry made a series of astonishing claims, including that an unnamed member of the royal family was racist towards baby Archie.

Prince Harry discussed his relationship with Prince William, saying that he loved him “to bits” but the brothers were on “different paths”.

He also claimed that Prince William and Prince Charles are “trapped” by the monarchy.

This article originally appeared on Over60.

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