Nostradamus predicts Prince Harry's unexpected rise to monarchy after King Charles's abdication

Reading's most shocking claim is that Prince Harry could become king
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A startling interpretation of Nostradamus' prophecies suggests that King Charles' reign could be cut short, with the explosive suggestion that Prince Harry might ascend to the throne.

Mario Reading, a renowned expert on the 16th-century astrologer, suggests in his book that the divorce between then-Prince Charles and Princess Diana could lead to such widespread disapproval that it forces the new king to abdicate.

The book, penned in 2005, reinterprets original predictions made by Nostradamus 447 years ago, hinting at "a man who never expected to become king" taking the throne.

This has sparked the explosive suggestion that this could refer to Prince Harry or even Simon Dorante-Day from Australia, who alleges he is the secret son of King Charles and Camilla.

In his book, Reading utilises the cryptic poems written in 1555 to predict the year of Queen Elizabeth's death accurately, reports the Daily Star.

"The preamble is that Queen Elizabeth II will die, circa 2022, at the age of around ninety-six, five years short of her mother's term of life," the author states. A bit far-fetched, perhaps.

However, the reading continues to speculate that the phrase "King of the Islands," found in one of Nostradamus' prophetic poems, implies that by the start of King Charles III's reign, much of the Commonwealth will have seceded, leaving the realm confined to the British Isles.

"Prince Charles will be in his 70s 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," Reading claims.

He then goes on to speculate that, bearing in mind King Charles's great age the pressure forces him to abdicate in Prince William's favour.

But in a second revision of his book, published the following year, makes an even more dramatic claim. Reading takes another look at Nostradamus's line "a man will replace him who never expected to be king".

"Does that mean that Prince William, who would have expected to succeed his father, is no longer in the picture? ," Reading asks.

Reading says 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."

That isn't even the most shocking interpretation of the fateful prediction.

Simon Dorante-Day, the Australian grandfather who believes he is the secret son of the King and Queen Consort, has also been suggested as the unlikely replacement for King Charles.

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."

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