In a 2016 poll, 54 per cent of Canadians said they would rather see Prince Charles abdicate the throne than become King Charles III.
Across the pond, similar polls reveal that a majority of Brits would rather see Prince William succeed Queen Elizabeth II and become king instead of his father.
So, what’s the deal? Why does everybody hate Charles?
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In this week’s episode of Yahoo Canada‘s podcast, Make It Reign, we examine the pitfalls of Prince Charles’s public persona. From biographers calling him “thin-skinned” and “resentful” to his diva-like demands while travelling, we’re diving into all things Charles and why many are calling him “the future king nobody wants.”
Charles’s longstanding affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles while he was still married to Princess Diana tarnished his reputation with the British people and royal supporters. In 1993, tapes of the prince’s private conversations with his mistress were released to the public. The subject matter varied from making plans for a romantic rendezvous, to the infamous line of Charles wishing he were his lover’s tampon. This week, we’re reenacting these salacious tapes word by word for your listening pleasure.
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