Meghan Markle’s wedding dress maker suggests Prince Charles should give up the throne to ‘more in touch’ Prince William

Meghan Markle's wedding dressmaker, Chloe Savage, has shared some harsh words on Prince Charles becoming King.

Meghan Markle's wedding dressmaker, Chloe Savage, has shared some harsh words on Prince Charles becoming King. BANGOR, NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 19: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at Donaghadee Harbour where he viewed stones that line the walls and were decorated with messages of hope by local people during the pandemic on May 19, 2021 in Bangor, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Samir Hussein - Pool / Getty Images)
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Meghan Markle's wedding dressmaker has suggested that Prince Charles should pass down the British Throne to Prince William when the Queen dies. 

Chloe Savage, who worked on the embroidery of Meghan Markle's wedding dress in 2015, has shared her candid thoughts on Prince Charles becoming King—and they're not exactly favorable. 

The Prince of Wales is expected to inherit the Crown when the Queen dies, thereby assuming the role of the UK head of state. His younger sister, the Princess Royal, should be next to assume the throne, but archaic laws have made that impossible. The reason why Princess Anne is 14th in line can be linked to an old-fashioned rule about women in the line of succession, which is fortunately no longer in place for female royals born today. 

The British monarch undertakes some serious business during their reign, including constitutional and representational duties which have evolved over the past thousand years. 

It's a major responsibility—and not everyone thinks Prince Charles is up for the job. Some skeptics have even suggested he should abdicate the lofty title to his firstborn, Prince William, who is believed to be more popular with the British public. 

"Maybe it's better to pass it straight on," Chloe told Insider. "They're [Prince William and Kate Middleton] younger and more in touch with the people." 

"It might be quicker and simpler to give Kate and William a long run at the job, rather than have two very quick successions," she added.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 05: (L-R) Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the finale of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations on June 5, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne today with a carriage procession and a service of thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Meghan Markle's wedding dressmaker, Chloe Savage, has shared some harsh words on Prince Charles becoming King. 

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Chloe's not alone in her stance. According to a recent Newsweek poll, 58 percent of Brits would rather see Prince William as King compared to 23 percent for Prince Charles. 19 percent of the pollers said they were undecided. 

The reason behind this contrast in popularity remains unclear, but some royal experts believe it may hark back to Prince Charles's reputation during his marriage to Princess Diana. The Queen's son was involved in a series of scandals throughout the relationship, many of which focused on his secret affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles. He has since repeatedly been branded as unfit to become King, with both conservative and liberal media outlets regularly doubting his abilities to take on the colossal promotion. 

On the other hand, the Duke of Cambridge has led a relatively scandal-free life in the public eye. Prince William is often lauded as a family man despite his busy calendar of royal engagements, striking an 'approachably formal' persona that's resonated nicely with the British people. When he's not caught up in political meetings, he can be seen interacting with different communities or spending time with his three children. 

KIRKWALL, SCOTLAND - MAY 25: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge compares shoes with local nursery school children at Kirkwall Marina after a visit to the European Marine Energy Centre on May 25, 2021 in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland. (Photo by Jane Barlow - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Prince William chatting with school children in Scotland on May 25, 2021. 

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Kate Middleton has also consistently been received well by the public, having fully embraced her duties as the Duchess of Cambridge over the past ten years. 

However, it's still unlikely we'll see Prince William assume the throne any time soon. After almost 70 years of waiting to wear that coveted crown, the chances of Prince Charles abdicating are zero-to-none. 

"It isn't the way monarchy operates, and the fact that this idea is often popular in opinion polls is irrelevant," said royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams. "Prince Charles' life has been preparation to be king and this is his eventual destiny. He would never give it up."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.