What will happen if the Queen decides to retire?

According to reports, the Queen plans to abdicate and ‘make Charles king in all but name' as part of a grand plan by the Palace for a ‘seamless transition' between monarchs

Words – Rachael Martin

From the editors of Woman and Home

At 91-years old, it’s no wonder that Queen Elizabeth may be considering plans for her retirement.

Now that her husband, Prince Philip, has taken a step back from public life, attention has turned to Her Majesty, as the public question if – after 65 years on the throne – it will soon be time for her to take some well deserved time for herself, and let others take on the responsibilities of the crown?

And it seems that the Queen is well aware of this, as reports have emerged that she may already have begun to put plans into place for her own retirement.

Although not imminent, the Palace is reportedly already planning for the Queen’s retirement, and for the day that she will be ‘passing the reign to Charles.’

The Queen has reportedly confided in her ‘inner circle’ about her plans to ask for a piece of legislation that will grant Prince Charles full power to reign while she is alive if she reaches the age of 95 and is still on the throne.

Having been on the throne since 1953, the Queen is currently the country’s oldest and longest-serving monarch, so it comes as no surprise that Her Majesty and the Palace may be putting plans into place for Prince Charles’ eventual reign.

Royal commentator Robert Jobson revealed: ‘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.’

Clarence House has refused to comment on the matter.

Reading now

Popular