Queen will allegedly 'retire in 18 months' for Prince Charles to become Prince Regent
The Queen is allegedly planning to retire when she turns 95 and will make way for Prince Charles to become Prince Regent in about 18 months, according to reports.
Prince Charles recently met senior royals at Sandringham to discuss the mushrooming fallout from his brother, Prince Andrew's, disastrous BBC interview about his links to Jeffery Epstein.
His mother Queen Elizabeth who will turn 95 in 18 months will be the same age at which her husband Prince Philip withdrew from his public duties.
Sources told the UK’s Express:
“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.”
But while Queen Elizabeth plans on "semi-retiring", she's not planning on abdicating her throne.
The queen is currently the world’s longest-reigning current monarch and, according to royal succession rules, she won’t be able to officially retire without abdicating her throne.
A royal source also said to The Sun: "Planning for Charles to become King has been going on for some time. A transition is plainly underway. Her majesty is in her nineties and can only do so much."
One of the reasons why talk of Prince Charles succeeding the Queen soon in some shape or form has become news is because of the 70-year-old's alleged handling of the scandal surrounding his brother Andrew.
“No one is bigger than the institution of the Royal Family. Not even Andrew, the Queen’s favorite son,” the source said to The Sun.
“Charles recognised that and acted decisively — like the king he may well soon be.”