Prince William could potentially be the next King of England if proposed changes to the royal succession laws are approved. A new amendment, proposed by Labor MP Paul Flynn Wednesday, would reportedly change the current Royal Succession Bill to put the decision on the next monarch up for a vote.
The London Evening Standard reports today (Thursday) Flynn's argument is that a vote would boost democracy and would could potentially give the people what they want -- King William instead of King Charles. Under the proposal, even a commoner could be voted to the throne. A second part of MP Flynn's proposal has to do with who elects the next head of state -- Parliament or a popular vote.
As the royal succession sits now, Prince Charles will be the next monarch followed by Prince William. Prince Harry is currently third in line to the throne, but will be bumped once Kate Middleton and Prince William's royal baby is born this summer. That child, whether a boy or girl, will be the future monarch.
It was announced Wednesday, the couple's first born child, along with all of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's future children will be given the title "Her/His Royal Highness" at birth.