Republic is an organisation that campaigns for the abolishment of the monarchy and the replacement of Queen Elizabeth II with an elected, democratic head of state. Graham Smith told Express.co.uk that the UK needs to have the option to choose who replaces the Queen instead of the Prince of Wales automatically taking the throne.
Mr Smith said: “I think we need to move away from people sitting back as spectators being told who their head of state is going to be.
“We need to have a choice, it is clear people want to have a choice.
“For years there has been polling saying that there is no majority in favour of either Charles, William or other royals succeeding the Queen.
“Clearly, there is a division of opinion and if you want to have a choice of who it is going to be you cannot just pick between two royals.
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“You must have a vote, that is called a republic.
“It is time to scrap the whole lot and let the British people vote for the next head of state rather than us being told we are going to be spectators that just have to like it or lump it when Charles takes the throne.”
During the same interview, Mr Smith also raised concerns regarding the possibility of a serious political crisis arising when Prince Charles succeeds Queen Elizabeth II as King.
He said: “The monarchy tends to survive because of the Queen.
Mr Smith’s organisation has made a film regarding the Prince of Wales titled ‘The Man Who Shouldn’t be King’.
He added: “We have made a documentary titled ‘The Man Who Shouldn’t be King’ about Prince Charles.
“We are and I think a lot of people are concerned about Charles becoming King.
“I think he is going to hasten the end of the monarchy.