Confidence in the British Monarchy is at an all-time-high as 74% of British people believe Prince George will eventually ascend to the throne.
A poll, commissioned by the Sunday Telegraph, shows that nearly three quarters of people believe the country will still be a monarchy by the time the newborn is king.
74% of British people believe Prince George will become king compared to the 9% who think the country will have become a republic by then. The new Prince also was popular among 18- 24-year-olds, with 69% certain the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will one day hold the throne.
The Sunday Telegraph’s poll also showed that new parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are the most popular members of the Royal Family behind The Queen. The poll also found that most Britons believe the country is better off as a monarchy with only 17% suggesting a republic would serve the country better.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who has been a member of the Royal Family since her wedding to Prince William in April 2011, was found to be hugely popular among young adults, while 38% believe husband William should become King next after his grandmother The Queen.
Despite the number wanting the Cambridges to inherit the throne, most people still want Prince Charles to become King next with 42% believing this is the right decision.
At present, there is no suggestion or reason why Prince Charles would not become King, and when this takes place William will move up to first-in-line, with his son, Prince George, becoming second-in-line.
In recent years, the Royal Family have enjoyed a rise in popularity as the country has come together to celebrate William and Kate’s wedding in 2011, last year’s Diamond Jubilee and most recently the birth of Prince George.
The Royals have been credited with putting the feel-good feeling back into the nation, after the recession, as individuals and communities have joined forces to mark key royal events.
In 2011, 30 million people in Britain watched William marry his university sweetheart Kate, while a million people lined the banks of the River Thames at last year’s Diamond Jubilee river pageant.
Along with the Queen, Charles and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, other members of the Royal Family have enjoyed a rise in public opinion as the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Beatrice have become extremely popular in recent years.