Fri, 14 Sep, 2018
Revealed: When the Queen is planning to pass on the crown to Prince Charles
At the tender age of 21, the then-Princess Elizabeth made a heartfelt promise to her family’s constituents.
In a message recorded in Cape Town when she was celebrating her birthday, the monarch said: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
Many believe her message means that the Royal plans to serve as monarch until her death.
However, a royal commentator has revealed that there is an upcoming date that has changed the Queen’s mind – her 95th birthday.
Robert Jobson said in The Mail on Sunday that he has been informed by high-ranking palace officials that if she is still alive, the Queen will pass the crown to Prince Charles in 2021.
“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,” a senior former member of the royal household told the Mail on Sunday.
“Her Majesty is mindful of her age and wants to make sure when the time comes, the transition of the Crown is seamless.”
There is also a law that will allow the Queen to pass on the crown without her having to abdicate the throne, which is something she is strongly opposed to.
The Regency Act will allow Prince Charles to become Prince Regent, giving him the duties of King without the title.
The Act was updated in 1937 to allow reigning monarchs to pass the throne onto a regent if they meet certain requirements, such as being over the age of 21 and considered to be British.
Before this law, a new Act was created each time this transition would take place in the royal family.
The handover of power could also happen “in the event of the incapacity of the Sovereign”, most likely due to illness.
Jobson claimed that the preparations for Charles to be made Prince Regent are already underway.
“Palace staff responsible for communications have been ordered to be ‘up to speed’ on the 1937 Regency Act,” he said.
There have been hints that Charles is getting ready to accept the throne, with the Queen naming her eldest son as the next head of the Commonwealth in April.