Originally Posted by 'trane
2. is the degree to which this is hyped up by the windsor family to see how popular william is. he and kate wanted a small thing, and the queen insisted it be huge. she is trying to guage the popularity of willy, thinking that a significant upsurge might be a good reason to skip charles in succession.
Charles was being skipped waaaay before this wedding even came into existence. His ideas for "changing the face of the monarchy" were, and still are, extremely unpopular. Plus he looks like Dumbo and Bozo the clown had a love child. William is the next King, Charles isn't going anywhere near that crown.