The 16th-century astrologer appears to have made a shocking prediction about the royal family
King Charles III’s reign could be a short one – and he could be actually be succeeded by Prince Harry – according to a modern-day author who interpreted the prophecies of Nostradamus.
The shocking claims are made by author Mario Reading in his book in 2005. The book deciphered cryptic poems written by the 16th-century astrologer in 1555.
It suggests that Charles will abdicate and, rather than William, it could well be Harry who takes over as the monarch. Or even Australian Simon Dorante-Day, who still to this day claims to be the secret son of King Charles and Camilla.
Reading also suggested that Nostradamus – who is said to have predicted many things which came true, from the rise of Hitler to the assassination of JFK – spookily foretold the death of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022. He wrote in his book, Nostradamus: Complete Prophecies for the Future: “The preamble is that Queen Elizabeth II will die, circa 2022, at the age of around 96, five years short of her mother’s term of life.”
As for Charles abdicating, Reading claimed: “Prince Charles will be 74 years old in 2022, when he takes over the throne. But the resentments held against him by a certain proportion of the British population, following his divorce from Diana, Princess of Wales, still persist.”
Nostradamus’s line: “A man will replace him who never expected to be King”, means Prince William isn’t in the picture, according to Reading. The writer asked: “Does that mean that Prince William, who would have expected to succeed his father, is no longer in the picture?”
Reading also stated that Nostradamus predicted that much of the Commonwealth will break away during Charles’ reign as he mentioned “King of the Islands”. This referred to the British Isles.
Reading mentioned that, with William unable to take up the royal role for whatever reason, “that Prince Harry, by process of default, becomes king in his stead? That would make him King Henry IX, aged just 38.”
But the most shocking interpretation is that Dorante-Day, the Australian grandfather who believes he is the secret son of the King and Queen Consort, could be the unlikely replacement for King Charles III.
The 56-year-old told 7 News Australia: “It’s certainly food for thought, because the prediction makes it clear that someone out of left field would replace Charles as king. I can see why some people would think I fit the bill.
“I believe I am the son of Charles and Camilla and I’m looking forward to my day in court to prove this. Maybe Nostradamus has the same understanding that I do, that all this will come out one day.”