Royal Family Poll, June 2000

MORI poll for the Sunday Telegraph

  • MORI interviewed 621 British adults aged 18+
  • Interviews were conducted by telephone on 8 - 9 June 2000
  • Based on all unless otherwise stated
  • Data are weighted to the known population profile
  • An "*" indicates a finding of less than 0.5, but greater than zero

Monarchy Trends

Q1 If there were a referendum on the issue, would you favour Britain becoming a republic or remaining a monarchy?

Republic 19
Monarchy 70
Would not vote 2
Don't know 9

Q2 Do you think that the Queen should abdicate at some stage, or should she remain Queen as long as possible?

Abdicate 31
Remain Queen 62
Don't know 7

Q3 On balance, do you think that Prince Charles will make a good king or a bad king when he comes to the throne in future?

Good king 59
Bad king 21
Neither 20

Q4 Do you think that Prince Charles should or should not give up his right to be the next monarch in favour of his eldest son, Prince William?

Should 34
Should not 55
Don't know 11

Q5 Assuming Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles stay together, do you think they should get married or continue their relationship outside marriage?

They should get married 44
Continue relationship outside marriage 31
Neither/don't know 25

Q6 If Prince Charles were to marry Camilla Parker-Bowles, do you think he should still be allowed to become King, or not?

Should be allowed 57
Should not be allowed 38
Don't know 5

Q7 And do you think Camilla should become Queen at his side?

Yes 24
No 71
Don't know 5

Q8 Do you think that the Queen should or should not have met Camilla-Parker Bowles recently?

Should 72
Should not 14
Don't know 14

Q9 I am going to read out some events which are attended by members of the Royal Family.

For each one, please tell me whether you think Camilla Parker-Bowles should or should not accompany Prince Charles to the event.

So firstly...
  1. Royal Ascot horse races
  2. The Queen Mother's 100th Birthday celebrations
  3. The State Opening of Parliament
  4. Prince William's 18th Birthday
  a b c d
  % % % %
Should 79 57 37 67
Should not 16 38 58 27
Don't know 5 5 5 6

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