Re: The Wit and Wisdom of the State Department (Robert Farley & Matt Duss)
The historical precedent for British kings named Charles has not been inspiring. Indeed it is odd that Elizabeth chose that name for her first born son.
Charles is certainly odd and it would be cathartic to skip him in favour of Wills, so all the of the sordid history (Camilla & the tampons, Diana & sqidgey, talking to plants, the carbunkle, defender of the faiths &c &c) could be put to rest.
More importantly, if the British want to maintain a hereditary monarchy, they need to improve the quality of the inherited genes. Kate Middleton is clearly an improvement on what has gone before but it would be better to see a concerted effort significantly to improve the gene pool.