Three quarters of Britons think royal baby will be king: Poll
LONDON, England (AFP) - Almost three quarters of Britons think newborn Prince George will be king and the country will not opt for a republic before his turn arrives, a poll published on Saturday said.
Some 74 per cent believe baby George, born on Monday, will take the throne to which he is third in line, The ComRes poll for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper found.
The poll appears to represent a surge in confidence in the royal family: ComRes found in 2011 that 57 per cent thought there would still be a monarch in 50 years.
In the latest poll, only 9 per cent thought Britain would abolish its monarchy to become a republic before George accedes to the throne.