Prince William Could Become King After Queen Elizabeth II
On August 8th, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will turn 95 years old, and many are wondering if she will pass the throne to her grandson, Prince William. While it is possible that the Queen could give the throne to William, the chances of this happening are slim.
According to Robert Hazell, a professor of government and the constitution at the University College London, Prince William could have become king directly after Queen Elizabeth II only if Charles had died before her. As it stands, Charles is the heir to the throne and will become king after Queen Elizabeth II passes away.
However, the Queen could still pass the throne to William if she chose to do so. The Queen has the power to choose her successor, and if she decided to pass the throne to William, she could do so. This would be a break from tradition, as it is usually the eldest son of the monarch who takes the throne.
The Queen could also pass the throne to William if she abdicated the throne. This would mean that the Queen would step down from her position as monarch and give the throne to William. This is a rare occurrence, as it has only happened once in British history, when King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936.
While it is possible that the Queen could pass the throne to William, it is unlikely that she will do so. Queen Elizabeth II has been a dedicated monarch for over 65 years, and it is unlikely that she will break with tradition and pass the throne to her grandson.
At the end of the day, the decision is up to the Queen. If she decides to pass the throne to William, she can do so. However, it is more likely that Charles will become king after Queen Elizabeth II passes away.