13 Reasons Queen Elizabeth II Will Never Give Up the Throne
Elizabeth II became the Queen of England in 1952, and if anyone’s taking bets on if and when she might abdicate the throne to Prince Charles (or Prince William, if Prince Charles were unavailable to serve), we’re all in with: No, and never. Here’s why.
Prince Philip’s retirement actually gives the monarchy a youthful glow
As a result of Prince Philip’s retirement, Queen Elizabeth II has been accompanied at many public events by her son and grandsons. With Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry taking on the role that Prince Philip once played, the monarchy automatically has been giving a bit of a facelift, appearing younger and more vibrant as a result. Take a look at these rarely seen photos of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
She’s already delegating anyway
The Queen has lately been delegating more and more of her duties to her children and grandchildren. In doing so, she’s demonstrating her capacity to rule, as well as her effectiveness. Why would the Queen take the much more extreme step of abdicating if she’s able to take the smaller steps of delegating her duties to the younger royals?
Plans are already underway for her NOT to abdicate
This summer, the government performed a dress rehearsal for the Queen’s death, according to the Express. “Ministers practiced the ground-breaking protocol for the very first time and even gave it the code name London Bridge,” and the first day after the Queen’s death has been given the code name D1. It certainly doesn’t sound like there are any plans afoot for the Queen not to be Queen at the time of her passing. In fact, it seems that quite the opposite is true. Next, don’t miss these 50 things you didn’t know about the royals.