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Former BBC royal reporter: George will never be king
Christopher Lee is a former BBC royal correspondent and historian. Writing in The NewStatesman, Lee argues that William and Kate's baby George won't be King - and that Canada and Australia will have their own heads of State first.
But have not the Cambridges rescued the monarchy’s image? There is no evidence that William and Catherine have reconnected the royals with the people. The Cambridges are very much celebrities appealing to a younger generation. But there is only anecdotal evidence that they have improved the image of the monarchy. Clearly, the Queen has done that and there is nothing to suggest that the Prince of Wales will sustain that relationship. After his coronation, the polling history of the royals will be re-written.
Lee has a book out called Monarchy, Past Present and... Future?, which I'll try to get a hold of.