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Queen’s reason for refusing to abdicate could be to do with Princess Charlotte

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The Queen, who is 94-years-old, has reigned over the United Kingdom for a staggering 65 years – and, according to reports, has no plans to step down anytime soon

The Queen has reigned over Britain for 65 years and is the longest serving monarch in our history.

And, according to reports, she shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

In fact the Queen is said to be holding out on abdicating and handing the throne over to Prince Charles for a very specific reason, Birmingham Mail reports.

There has been widespread speculation that Her Majesty might be preparing to take a step back from her royal role.

In fact, that is reportedly the reason why the monarch wasn’t featured in Prince Charles’ official 70th birthday photographs, supposedly taking a back seat for him to lead the family.

The Queen is said to be reluctant to step down (Image: Ranald Mackechnie via Getty Imag)

But other reports suggest that Queen Elizabeth II, 94, is putting her retirement back until she turns 95-years-old.

Claims in the US this week have suggested that Prince Charles is ready to take over – and is itching to get started.

But, according to insiders, The Queen is reluctant to set away from her duties – because of great-granddaughter.

A source told the Daily Mail last year: “I don’t think she’s going anywhere, anytime soon.

The Queen and Prince Charles
Prince Charles is understood to be keen to take over (Image: Getty Images)

“Maybe now through her grandchildren she can see a way of just staying on the crest of that wave.”

The line of succession currently finds The Prince of Wales at the top, next in line to take over should the Queen decide to retire.

Prince Charles is followed by his eldest son, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, with Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge, his three children with Kate Middleton, next.

William will take over after Prince Charles (Image: Buckingham Palace via Getty Imag)

The 72-year-old Prince has plans to slim down the monarchy, and reduce the number of full-time working royals.

A source said: “Charles will serve as king with Duchess Camilla by his side.

“This is something he’s dreamed about his entire life — he sees it as his birthright, and Her Majesty would find it extremely difficult to deprive him of that.”

Royal biographer Robert Jobson has previously stated he expects the Queen to abdicate next year.

He told The Royal Beat this year: “I still firmly believe when the Queen becomes 95, that she will step down.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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