As the final preparations continue ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday this week, the question has again arisen about the future of the monarchy in Canada.
A new poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds although 64% support the idea of continuing to recognize Elizabeth as Queen, only 46% say they would recognize her heir, Prince Charles as head of state.
It would appear some of that can be attributed to a turbulent marriage to Princess Diana, who died in a car crash in 1997, and his subsequent marriage to Camilla Parker-Bowles, now the Duchess of Cornwall.
However, the Queen’s grandson Prince William seems to be the favorite amoungst Canadians. When asked who they would like to see succeed the Queen, 47% chose Prince William, while 18% chose his father, Prince Charles.
According to the poll, Canadians find William to be hardworking, and a more visible royal.
And when asked about the monarchical system continuing in Canada, 42% support the idea, while 38% indicate they are against it.