The British Monarchy is more popular than ever, according to an ICM poll published in today’s left-wing newspaper The Guardian.
69% of Britons think the country would be “worse off” without the monarchy compared to 22% who would like to see it abolished, according to an ICM poll.
The 47% point margin is the widest since the same questions were first put to Britons by the research company in 1997.
Despite the support, the poll suggested people are more divided over who should succeed the Queen.
Asked what should happen when the Queen dies or if she abdicates, 39 per cent said the Prince of Wales should become king, while 48 per cent believed the it should skip a generation and his son should be crowned William V.