Queen's abdication may be a while away as she's enjoying "the wave of popularity" younger royals have brought the monarchy: Experts
It was earlier reported that the Queen has been meeting Prince Charles regularly in private for some time to discuss matters of the state
According to a recent report, a royal insider has spoken up about why the Queen will never abdicate in favor of her son Prince Charles. The reason being given by the insider seems to state that the Queen is busy 'riding the wave' of popularity brought to the monarchy by younger family members.
Speaking for the new series by Yahoo News, 'The Royal Box True Royalty TV', editor in chief and co-founder and award-winning documentary filmmaker, Nick Bullen, gave his verdict after recounting all the years he spent working closely with and observing the Royal Family.
Bullen is reportedly firm in the opinion that "abdication will never happen", but it won't be because of the monarch's incredible sense of duty. "I think the Queen sees what those boys and their wives bring, I also wonder whether she even throws forward to the great-grandchildren," he explained.
"Princess Charlotte, already at the age of three, knows how to work a crowd. Maybe now, through her grandchildren, she can see a way of just staying on the crest of that wave." The insider added that even though Prince Charles is more than ready to be King, he might have to wait till he's 80 to finally be the monarch.
Bullen also mentioned that the 'A' word is considered to be a really filthy word inside the Palace, since the Queen, along with several others, believe that having to become King was what killed her father. The insider explained, "Her mother lived to 101. The Queen is there for the long run… she could live for at least another 10 years. She’s seen it all, she’s done it all, she is the ultimate working mother and working woman, and I don’t think she’s going anywhere, anytime soon."
It was earlier reported that the Queen is already preparing her eldest son to become the monarch in the next three years. According to the Regency Act, once Her Majesty reaches the age of 95, she plans to make her heir Prince Regent, which means he will be King in every sense except in name. The Queen has also been meeting Prince Charles regularly in private for some time to discuss matters of the state.
As revealed in the book, 'Charles At Seventy: Thoughts, Hopes And Dreams' by Robert Jobson, Prince Charles, with the help of his mother as well as his father, Prince Philip, has already taken over a lot of the monarch's responsibilities. And senior former members of the Queen's household believe that she will grant her eldest son, i.e. Prince Charles, the full power to reign while she still lives, simply out of the respect she holds for the institution of monarchy.
Another shocking revelation made in the same book said that Camilla Parker Bowles, who will be HRH the Princess Consort when Charles takes the throne, according to official documents released at the time, would definitely be Queen instead, and it was something pre-decided by Charles himself. Jobson wrote, "The critical word in this statement, of course, was 'intended'. What Clarence House was doing was buying time — time for a hostile public to warm up to Camilla."