Poll: Third of Britons Oppose Monarchy

More than a third of the people in Britain would oust their monarchy if given the choice, according to a new survey by a British newspaper.

The new poll was taken over the weekend recorded the highest level of anti-royal sentiment in the 14 years the Guardian newspaper's been counting.

The anti-monarch camp grew from 13 percent of the population in 1984 to 34 percent most recently.

Young people were first to say they'd do away with the royal family — nearly half of 18-to-24-year-olds say they'd be better off without the queen and her relatives.

Not All Bad News for the Royals

Still, 51 percent of Britons say they like the royals — but that number was declining until last June.

The Windsors have come under scrutiny most recently for potential conflict of interest between their public and professional lives.

Two weeks ago, Queen Elizabeth's daughter-in-law, Sophie Rhys-Jones resigned from her public relations company, after an undercover reporter recorded her describing how her royal connections could be useful to the company's work.

Prince William, the 18-year-old son of Prince Charles and heir to the crown, is consistently rated the most popular royal and most likely to ensure the future of the monarchy.

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