Queen will NEVER abdicate to make way for Prince Charles – Royal warning
The Queen will never abdicate to make way for Prince Charles, a royal expert has claimed.
Charles is the longest serving heir apparent in British history, while the Queen is the UK’s longest serving monarch after taking to the throne in 1952. But the Queen will never abdicate despite Charles taking on more responsibility, according to royal author Robert Jobson. Mr Jobson said: “The Queen, in terms of what she has had to do and achieve in her time on the throne, is quite incredible.
“The Queen has been there since the days of Churchill so I think everybody realises she has done a terrific job.
“She won’t abdicate but she will hand over responsibility to the Prince of Wales.”
Charles is already taking on additional roles from the Queen.
In November, the Prince led the nation on Remembrance Sunday as he laid a wreath on behalf of the Queen at the Cenotaph.
And Charles travelled to Africa shortly before for an overseas tour of Commonwealth nations, months after it was confirmed that he would be the Queen’s successor as Head of the Commonwealth.
Mr Jobson – who recently released a biography of Charles – added that the 70-year-old will be a “tough act to follow” as Prince of Wales.
The royal biographer said: “A lot of people say the Queen will be a tough act to follow but he is going to be quite a tough act to follow as Prince of Wales in my opinion.”
Charles took the title in 1958 and he has made his mark in the role over the decades.
Mr Jobson insisted that Charles should be judged on his work and not the events surrounding the breakdown of his marriage to Princess Diana.
The royal expert said: “I think a lot of people are warming to the Prince.
“You can’t necessarily just judge one person by his relationship with Diana. It was a tragedy what happened to Diana, everyone accepts that, but I think he should be judged on what he does and who he is and what he has achieved.”
Among Charles’s achievements is the Prince’s Trust, which has changed the lives of thousands of young people since it was set up in 1976.
Charles spoke about his future role in a BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday in November.
The heir to the throne said: “It’s vital to remember there’s only room for one sovereign at a time, not two.
“So, you can’t be the same as the sovereign if you’re the Prince of Wales or the heir.
“But the idea, somehow, that I’m going to go on in exactly the same way, if I have to succeed, is complete nonsense because the two – the two situations – are completely different.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK