Charles may be forced to wait a significant time until he ascends to the throne after the Queen made some secret comments.
Comments were quashing rumours she may be on the verge of abdicating in a similar fashion to other European monarchs.
Prince Charles, who is going to be 70, is the oldest and longest-serving heir to the British throne in UK history. He is also the longest serving Prince of Wales, having held the title since 1958.
So, what is it all about?
Despite mounting rumours Her Majesty is to abdicate in three years in order to allow her son to take greater responsibility, a royal source has revealed Charles may not be set for a promotion just so soon.
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A friend of the Queen reported to The Royal UK:-
“The Queen made a very revealing comment in the aftermath of Pope Benedict’s resignation in 2013. She said: ‘I would never do that'”.
The other leading European monarchs.
Other monarchs have broken tradition in recent years by abdicating in order to pass on power to their children. Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated in April 2013, after reigning for 33 years.
Prince Charles is nevertheless thought to be quite content with remaining in his position as Prince of Wales. Charles certainly figured out a very long time ago that he was going to be the Prince of Wales for a very long time.
And so, he planned his life accordingly.
And he wouldn’t have been able to accomplish half of what he has if he had become King earlier. He has already been assuming increasing responsibility from Her Majesty as she reduces her schedule.
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Prince Charles was appointed as the Queen’s designated successor as the head of the Commonwealth, at the CHGM in April 2018.
Commenting on the appointment, he said: “I am deeply touched and honoured by the decision. As they have decided that I should succeed the Queen, in due course, as Head of the Commonwealth”.