QUEEN Elizabeth II will never step down from the throne for Prince Charles, a royal expert has claimed.
Prince Charles is next in line to take over the monarchy from his 93-year-old mum Queen Elizabeth II.
But, according to one royal expert, she will remain Queen until her deathbed because she sees the monarchy as an “incarnation”.
Tina Brown, an editor and royal expert, told CBS This Morning that “the spotlight and power-ship” are at stake.
The author of The Diana Chronicles said: “Poor Prince Charles has had to wait, he’s now 70 and he’s still the Prince of Wales.”
When questioned on why the Queen won’t step down, Tina said: “She won’t step down because she doesn’t believe this is about an office.
“She believes it’s about an incarnation. She’s not running for office.”
“The Queen will die in her bed as the Queen.
“She took an oath at Westminster Abbey, ‘all the days of my life’ will she reign.
“That’s the woman that she is, the kind of person that she is.”
A source had previously told Daily Star Online: “The changes are starting, and although they are small changes, more will follow.
“Her Majesty will never resign, though. She will be on the throne to her last breath.
“But with the Regency act and meetings that have taken place recently, when Her Majesty gets to 95 then (the Regency Act 1937) will be brought in through Parliament.
“This means Prince Charles will become Prince Regent while Her Majesty is still Queen, but her workload scales right back to limited engagements.”
Since our source’s comments, Charles has already stepped up his engagements and carried out more investitures on behalf of the Queen.
“Tina Brown The Queen will die in her bed as the Queen”
Last year he attended 546 engagements in total – more than any other member of the Royal Family.
It has been claimed that the monarch will trigger the Regency Act after April 21, 2021, which could make Charles Prince Regent.
Charles would then take on the Queens roles as she would remain the Monarch until she dies.
The Regency Act was last invoked in 1810 during the reign of George III after he became mentally unwell.
His eldest son took the title Prince Regent and when his father died 10 years later he became George IV.
The Regency Act was reformed in 1937 to allow for a Regency if “the Sovereign is for some definite cause not available for the performance of those functions”.
However, the list of causes is not specified leading to speculation that it is vague enough for the monarchs to allow their heirs to succeed.
Source: DAILYSTAR CO UK