Queen 'Set To Abdicate And Make Charles King'
Despite the Queen vowing that she would never do it, it looks like she may be about to 'abdicate and make Charles king in all but a name'.
According to the Mail On Sunday, the Queen is said to have told her inner circle that if she is still on the throne at the age of 95, she will ask for legislation to grant Prince Charles power to reign while she is alive.
Royal commentator Robert Jobson told the Mail that he had spoken to a number of high-ranking courtiers who say preparations for the transition of the Crown are gaining pace.
“Out of the profound respect the Queen holds for the institution of monarchy and its stewardship, Her Majesty would want to make sure that she has done everything she can for her country and her people before she hands over," Mr Jobson said one senior former member of the Royal Household told him.
“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, the official residence of the Prince of Wales, however, has made no comment.
Mail On Sunday