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Queen urged to back down in shock poll as Britons back Prince Charles and William

THE QUEEN will become the first monarch to mark 70 years on the throne at her Platinum Jubilee – but some believe it is time for her to abdicate and make way for Prince Charles.

New research carried out by survey platform OnePulse showed that, out of a sample of 865 people, 54.57 percent said it was time for the Queen, who has been suffering mobility issues, to abdicate and hand over responsibilities to the Prince of Wales.

Respondents also called for Prince William to become the next monarch after the Queen rather than his 73-year-old father, Charles.

While Prince Charles is said to be desperate to become King of the United Kingdom, research found 64.74 percent of people said he should allow the line of succession to skip a generation to the Duke of Cambridge.

And when asked ‘Who would make the better King in 2022… Charles OR William?’ an overwhelming 73.06 percent said the Duke of Cambridge in the survey carried out between May 10 and June 30.

The Royal Family has only ever had one famous abdication in the family – that of Queen Elizabeth’s uncle Edward VIII, a move which scandalised Britain back in 1936.

Edward’s abdication changed the course of history when he stepped down from the throne to marry the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

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Respondents said Prince Charles could take her place (Image: GETTY )

The Queen has been scaling back her responsibilities in recent months as she suffered continued mobility issues.

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Prince Charles got a taste of what life as King could be like when he read the Queen’s Speech (Image: GETTY )

Last October, the Queen spent a night in hospital and spent the next few months resting on doctor’s orders.

The Queen has since cut back her public duties significantly, often now completing her engagements on a smaller scale at Windsor Castle or via virtual means

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The Queen has been celebrating her Platinum Jubilee (Image: GETTY )

Working members of the Firm have picked up extra roles in her place.

But she is determined to mark her Jubilee, with appearances lined up for the bank holiday weekend.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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