The whole point of a hereditary monarchy is that is passes from generation to generation, not that you get to pick and choose based on popularity at the moment. When Queen Victoria died people didnt have much hope for Edward VII but he turned out to be a tremendous success. On the other hand when Geoge V died people had high hopes for Edward VIII and we know how he turned out. I think Charles has been an excellent Prince of Wales and I see no reason why he should not be a good king.
If he does succeed his mother he won't have a long reign at most probably 20 years but if he gave it to his son he would get 40 to 50 years in and one thing that people like is to have a long reign for a monarch. Victoria's son reigned for only 10 years. I am also very happy that this year will be Elisabeth's Diamond jubilee.
Charles is probably the best trained heir in history. Why should he give up the position he has prepared for all his life in order to allow his son to take the throne and at the same time deprive his son and daughter in law the chance to build their marriage and raise their children outside of the full glare of the monarchy?
Following your logic William's own heir would then have to give up their place in the succession in order to allow their grandchild to also have a long reign.
It doesn't make sense and its not the way hereditary monarchy works.
Yes I hope that will happen and if she does live that long we can only hope that the crown will go straight to her grandson William and not her son Charles.
So, you're hoping for Prince Charles to die? You're hoping for the Queen to suffer the trauma and pain of outliving her son whom she loves very much? You're hoping for William and Harry to lose their last remaining parent sooner rather than later?
I somehow doubt the chap in your avatar would approve of that sentiment.
That's Heinrich XI of the Reuss Elder Line, Count Reuss zu Obergreiz, and from 1778 Prince Reuss [zu Greiz] when he was made a Prince of the Empire.
Born 18 March 1722; succeeded his 4 year-old brother Heinrich IX in Obergreiz 17 March 1723; died 28 June 1800.
> Reigned 77 years, 3 months and 11 days.