By Isha Sesay • 27 November 2019 • 17:45
RETIREMENT: Reports point towards Queen Elizabeth II retirement in 18-months. Credit: Thomson Reuters
IT HAS been reported that Prince Charles is preparing to take over leadership of the Royal Family when the Queen turns 95-years-old in 18-months.
In an interview with Robert Jobson, a royal correspondent and a former senior member of the Royal Household, he said:
“Her Majesty is mindful of her age and wants to make sure when the time comes, the transition of the Crown is seamless.
“I understand the Queen has given the matter considerable thought and believes that, if she is still alive at 95, she will seriously consider passing the reign to Charles.”
According to reports, the Queen’s eldest son met with his father at Sandringham yesterday to talk about the continuing fallout from his brother’s TV interview which discussed his links to the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
Prince Charles has played a key role in ‘retiring’ Prince Andrew from his public duties, feeding speculation that he may be preparing to become ‘Prince Regent’. This would see him control day-to-day royal affairs while his mother remains as monarch.
As per royal succession rules, Queen Elizabeth II cannot retire without abdication, however, she is allowed to stop all of her royal duties and responsibilities should her health become a concern. If this were the case, the Queen’s Regent would likely be her heir to the throne, Prince Charles.
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